Last month, I took my daughters to Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, NC. We had a super fun day. We got a great deal by typing “Facebook” into the group discount code box at the top of the Carowinds website.
I wore my 2XU calf sleeves to help support my legs throughout a long day of walking. They worked well for that, especially since I was planning to go for a swim and they are quick dry. More about compression sleeves later…read on about my fun day at Carowinds.
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I wasn’t expecting to get in a workout at Carowinds, but I did. It was an awesomely fun workout in the wave pool. Every 5 minutes or so, a horn blows and huge waves are generated at the deep end of the wave pool. I got in and started swimming laps. It was great training to fight the waves, and bob in and around the crowds of swimmers. The waves last about 5 minutes, then there is a break of 5 minutes. I needed those breaks, too, as it was exhausting. I swam for a good solid 30 minutes. Here is a random Youtube video I found that shows the wave pool…
I had not brought goggles so I got alot of chlorine in my eyes during that swim. By the end of the day, my vision was blurred. I had a very difficult time driving home, and to make matters worse, we drove for 3 straight hours through a torrential downpour. Bad vision + bad weather = very stressed out Carol by the time we arrived home. I was so happy to crawl into bed that night, fosho!