Swim, Forest, swim...

On M.C. today, thanks to Dr. Deepak. It was my second appointment with him, and an MRI for my lower back. my 3rd, 4th and 5th backbones are heavily abused and dried off. There is a sign of fluid in the backbone (arthritis), and have scheduled for treatment soon.

Well, no off day is an off day - it is laced with many postponed errands which took a backseat from the other priorities nowadays.
But a swim is a swim. Kenot ponteng...

Headed out to the pool at the usual lunch hour, and felt a little flustered by the presence of 10-or-so Arab kids diving, somersaulting etc in the pool. School holidays - it keeps the kids and parents off the road, and transfered them to the parks, pools etc.

Started off with the usual 200m warm-up lap, and it preceded to the many more laps after that. In the end, finished 700m without wall breaks. Exhilarated, and even though the breathing was still problematic, it felt as though my first successful LSD, ages ago. It felt great. I felt breathing is becoming more constant, and relaxed, and flutter kick feeling better and more effortless, and always concentrate on extending and pull. I must have looked like a killer whale enjoying its summer swim hahaha...
I thank the cereals and a bowl of nasi goreng for breakfast, as opposed to the bowl of cereals only. Perhaps today I was well-nourished as compared to other days?

Anyway, a quick pitstop, and headed out for the remaining 300m, as time was still very early. Finished fast enough, but reluctant to leave the pool to attend to other errands. Total swim time 40mins, and I felt great. Slightly warm on the upper body and stiff on right shoulder, but the rest are OK.
Yeahooo...

Comments

Yimster said…
syah, what caused the 'abused' backbones? Due to the healthy and energectic lifestyle? It does sound dreadful though. Hope it's nothing that can't be fixed.
HiDayah@GM said…
bestnya!..oh maksud saya berenang-renang..sudah tiga minggu tidak terjun..haruslah minggu ini terjun kembali.
SundayPeople said…
dr deepak Prince Court?
ziff71 said…
syah, best nya boleh swim non stop for that disctance. Always found it difficult to swim more than 25 meters non stop or may be its just my stamina not there yet
amsyah said…
yim - it was from my motorbike fall years back, and the doctor said it was not due to the runs etc. first step - hydrotherapy after ENR, and we'll take it from there. fingers crossed...

cik GM - memang best, rasa macam Dory!

SundayPeople - hi welcome. yes Dr Deepak at pcmc. you know him?

ziff - It is hard for aku yang selalu fail bodily coordination. I need a lot of practice lagi, tapi I'm taking it in bits, lah. aku tengok macam best je diorang ni swim 3k, 4k, macam tak ter-imaginable bagi aku... tapi insyaAllah bro, kau prektis sikit2, with correct techniques, you'll swim in no time. Tapi aku masalah jugak nih, berat terus turun daa pasal swimming, tapi gian punya pasal :)
ziff71 said…
syah- I always thought swimming will not lead to weight loss. May be serious swimmer will xperience that. Kalau setakat max 150 metre, no effect kot.
Anonymous said…
Wah 700m without any break!

Sifu, can I be your disciple?
amsyah said…
ziff - teruskan usaha anda... tapi am not wanting the weight loss dah, nak toning je. eh jom lah join diorang kat PADE wiken nih.

mech - naik scheh kot, tah apapatah - but I am no sifu (kash is :D, and I am her disciple)
Fong said…
congratsss... tau2 jer u r swimming kat kapas marang edi.. real fast improvement =)
Diket said…
waaa...really ke syah? you registered kapas-marang eh? pergh! mantop!
ian yusof said…
Syah is definitely training for the Kapas Marang swimathon. :)
amsyah said…
fong - mana ada... prektis yg you ajar saja ma...

diket - takdelah, that 700m is the ciput je as compared to other guys.. nak masuk triathlon pun tak lepas daa... :)
amsyah said…
ian - heheh, no lah... alamak, silap post entry daa, nnt kat PADE sure kena tunjuk bukti kat trainer hahahah
ziff71 said…
syah, PADE tu amende? hehehe..sorry, ketinggalan zaman nie
amsyah said…
ziff - aku pun tak tahu jugak, orang sebut, aku pun ikut hahah. aku tau tu tempat berenang je :)

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