Normally I am singing about my red right ankle: ( I absolutely love that song.)
Today I ran 1 easy, 3 hard and 1 easy mile on the treadmill to finish 5 miles in 37:41 (pace range was (9-6:20 mile). Then I hopped in the pool and swam an hour straight through. For the first 15 minutes of my swim I was puzzled by the soreness in my right shoulder. I couldn't pinpoint anything that I had done that could account for it: Monday I ran and rode my bike, Sunday I ran, Saturday I ran, Friday I did swim but that was 4 days ago. . .
And then I remembered that I had done this on Sunday:
That is me with Ryan's recurve bow. Pop found it in his basement and gave it to us. (Have I mentioned how much I love my parent's basement?) Pop says it once belonged to some guy named Collicot and Collicot was a big guy.
Me? I'm not so big.
The bow is lots of fun but it has 45lb pull which I think is just a tad too much for me. I think I could handle a 35lb or even 40lb. Then I could pop those arrows off with no problem. As it is I really have to strain when aiming.
Anyway I hope to get better because it is a fun activity and well, who doesn't like to be good at stuff? And I am thinking, if I keep it up with Collicot's bow I might find that my red right shoulder is probably what is going to drag me through that 5k swim in June.