During my rest week, I made sure to give my body some rest but also to enjoy other opportunities. Last week, I went for some bike rides, swam in a different lake and did some reading to get ready for school.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I got a road bike. I took advantage of the lighter training schedule last week and decided to explore and go for a long bike ride. In the spring, one of my friends biked along Lake Superior to Silver Harbour and then went for a swim. Throughout the summer, a few of my other friends have driven to various swimming spots along Lake Superior. After hearing about the various beaches and wanting to be a bit adventurous, I decided to try and bike to Silver Harbour. Late Friday morning, I left on my bike, ready for an adventure. Partway there, though, my legs started to get tired (they are not accustomed to pulling up with clip-in pedals). Because I was tired and I had a bit of a time constriction, I decided that if there was no lake access within the next 10 minutes, I would turn around. A few minutes later, I found Wild Goose Bay and took a break there. On the beach, it was so foggy that you could not see 30m off the shore. After a little break, I biked back home (it was quicker on the way back).
Two days later, Paige asked me if I wanted to go for a swim at Oliver Lake. I enthusiastically told her, “yes, I wanted to go”! Upon arriving at the lake, we put our goggles on and picked a point about 800m away to swim to. On the way out, we did a mix of front crawl and breaststroke, while we got comfortable looking in the murky lake with our goggles. We swam about 200m further than our goal and then turned around. On the way back, we were faster, because we only swam front crawl. I enjoyed the swim and was exhausted afterwards because I haven’t gone swimming in a while.
Other than these two adventures, the rest of my week was pretty chill. Since school is starting in a few weeks, I decided to take advantage of my extra time and start reading some books for school. I also made a habit chart to help keep me accountable to my goals.