The early starts are getting easier (my alarm goes off at 3.30am) and I really miss my swim fix on recovery days.
For 2 hours while I am in the pool I don't have to do anything but swim- which as a mum and small business owner, is such an unusual experience.
The km's per session are starting to creep up, averaging 5km's per day and I am finding good rhythm with my stroke. I attended a video analysis of my stroke with my coach Trent Grimsey last Sunday which was really helpful. There are just a few things I need to adjust which will hopefully ease some lower back issues I have been having, but nothing major.
The biggest challenge so far is keeping my family happy. The training is the easy part. The moment I walk in the door after training I am catapulted straight back into reality: making lunches, orangising uniforms and changing nappies.
After the manic school run, if I'm lucky I manage to sneak in a 20min snooze while Rupert watches Playschool. I love Playschool.