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Day 260, September 17, 2013: Cleared to add some laps to the mix…progress!

Louellen Coker's Photo of the Day Project 2013
Cleared to add some laps to the mix…progress!!

Hurrah! At least I think, hurrah!

No, seriously, I did reach a milestone today in my latest journey on the recovery train. I got to get back in the pool. And I couldn’t be happier!

It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since my hip surgery and, thanks to my allergy to bandage adhesive, my steri-strips were gone and my fabulous physical therapist, Jake Spivey  gave me clearance to add swimming into my repertoire. In addition to my 20 minutes 2x/day and strength and mobility exercises 3x/day, I get to add pool time and elliptical time to my recovery efforts.

This wasn’t my longest swim ever, and I alternated 100 easy swim (freestyle) and 100 easy pull, but I was delighted to be in the pool. I even got a little bit of practice swimming among others as I shared the lane with 6 slower swimmers and a dad trying to teach a little one to swim. I’m sure that will come in handy when I’m able to race in my next triathlon. 😉

Shopping List

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Our second hive arrived! I was tickled that I got to introduce them to their new home!

Hiving bees


After literally dumping them in their new box, there are always a few that hang on. They love their queen so much that if you set them down outside the hive, they will clean up the box and move into the hive. By morning, the whole group had made their way to their permanent home.

Since I missed hiving the first group, I’ve adopted this one as MY hive. Was thinking of naming the hives something fun and creative. Would love a little help from my friends in the naming process. Let’s discuss in the comments!