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Workout, Day 1

I started going back to the gym today. I had been going until 2004 when I started biking to work. When my knees gave out a year later, our daughter was born and my wife switched her gym time to the mornings. At first, I stayed at home to take care of our daughter when she woke up. then I ended up enjoying the extra 1.5 hours of sleeping time.
In the last week or so, I’ve been thinking I should go back to the gym. So, after some thought, I figured if I got up with my wife and dressed, ate, and whatnot while she was gone, I could go as soon as she got home.
Today was the first day. It went fairly well. I started with swimming. I decided to do swimming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday because I thought they had shorter lanes those days. Unfortunately, those days are full-length lanes. I still swam though. Here’s what I did:
Front crawl: 200 m
Breast stroke: 50 m
I think I am going to switch to Tuesdays and Thursdays for swimming since they have shorter lanes, so I can rest more often until I can build up some endurance. I’ll reserve Monday, Wednesday and Friday for weight training.
I’ll try to post my progress here.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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