Just when I thought I was done with buoyancy, it came up again yesterday, surprisingly.
I made it to the pool in the early hour, and found myself alone in the deep end pretty early into my set. One of the two people who had been swimming in the deep end when I got there had left a pool buoy and a kickboard beside the pool when she left.
It’s been a month since I’ve been to the pool. I don’t remember why I missed it the last time. Probably something to do with tennis. I mean, I had a planned tennis date that night, and decided to do just one workout that day. Or maybe something else schedule related.
But this week, I missed swimming because of the clock. I woke up at 7:20, which should have been 6:20. . .
If open swim is over at 7:45, there’s really no point in trying to get there if you wake up at 7:20, right?…Continue
When I woke up too early today, I thought that my strategy for swimming was failing me. The whole beating the crowd deal neither avoided the crowd, nor gave me enough time to swim my whole set.
So I considered getting to the pool at its opening. Then I sat around until my usual time to leave. I’m nothing if not a creature of habit.
Then I noticed the snow. It had snowed around 6 inches the night before, and I wondered if I would be able to leave my block.
But it was…Continue
My daughter’s science teacher’s wife looked familiar. I knew I had seen her before; thought I’d met her before,but I couldn’t quite place her.
When I saw her at a friend’s surprise birthday party, I thought that was the connection. But this morning, I saw her at the pool.
I think that’s where I’d seen her before.
Last weekend, I went to a zumba party, and I saw someone else I’d met at the pool, years ago. Although my kids’ former swim coaches have all moved away, the…Continue
Usually, I have a yardage goal in mind when I go swimming. That mile marker looms large in my mind, even as I remain stuck around 1000 yards for months at a time.
I have been away from the pool awhile, so I was really looking forward to swimming today and hitting at least 1000 yards.
But, life got in the way, and my son needed me this morning. I had to consider if I had enough time to go swimming this morning at all.
And then I thought about the times I’ve had restricted…Continue