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I dug out the old speedo one piece (hoping this boot camp gets rid of that back fat!), found my swim goggles (Rowen told me to watch out for sharks when he saw them) and went to the pool today. For the first time EVER to swim laps. And I have one thing to say, friends:
Swimming laps is WAY harder than it looks! And totally different from running.
So the day didn’t go *exactly* as planned. My co-workers daughter spent a few years on the swim team, and offered to go to the pool with me to watch and critique my swimming, hopefully pointing out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve never had formal swim lessons, and I feel like I’m floundering around in the pool. So anyway, there was a misunderstanding on my part about what time the pool closed today (they close early on Fridays) so I canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday.
But then I got out of work early. Co-workers daughter wasn’t able to meet me early, but I figured since I had a babysitter at the house with the boys, and my bathing suit with me in the car, there was no excuse to not swim.
But I did it. I swam amongst the sharks….I mean summer camp kids playing marco polo.
700 meters for this triathlon is going to take A LOT of hard work over the next month! But I have convinced myself I can do it. I will do it. Today was just the very first step (well, minus the last 6 months of running, but that doesn’t count, haha)
On the way home I stopped by the book store and bought myself “congratulations for surviving one week of boot camp AND getting up at 5:00 am everyday (but Tuesday) ” presents.
I’m excited to read the book. I’ll let you all know how I like it. Although I only have 2 weeks before school starts (when pleasure reading gets replaced with required reading) and two kids to chase around…so it make take me a while to finish it. Such is the life of a mama 🙂