There’s something just innately satisfying about swimming a mile. Well, I swam an 1800, so that’s slightly over a mile. Took me 48 minutes and change. No, I am not a fast swimmer! For swims like these, I’m grateful for my Otterbox (waterproof casing for an iPod). I was listening to Jim Dale’s reading of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
I wish there were some marathon open water swims where I live. You’d think with all the lakes around… I mean hell, Lynne Cox, that crazy1 woman who swam in the Antarctic spent her early childhood in Manchester, NH!
I’m not in the least interested in participating in a triathlon, though. I remember bitching last winter and swearing I was gonna try to start an open water swim event. Looks like to get such a thing going, I may have to do just that. Feh. Maybe I could talk to the Master’s team over at my pool and see if there’s something doing I didn’t know about.
I got some good news. I’ve got a month more on my gym membership than I thought I did. Gives me another month to dig up the money to continue it. I haven’t been doing worth a damn on the weights — at least getting my butt to the gym. For some reason, I’m more likely to stumble outside my bedroom first thing in the morning, and take 20 minutes six days a week to do an upper or lower body workout than I will go to the gym to do a full body workout three times a week. I suppose I shouldn’t sweat it. My body doesn’t care if I lift heavy stuff in a gym or in my home as long as heavy stuff gets lifted!
But, I am swimming, which is also important. Lately I’ve been swimming on the days I’m not teaching computer classes. Gets me out of the house on days I don’t have to work away from my writin’ chair, and ensures I do something besides sit in my writin’ chair all day.
I have to finish outlining a document for a client today and study for a class in MS Access I’m teaching tomorrow.
1I use the word “crazy” with the upmost respect. I love to swim and all, but that woman is hard core!