I heart swimming…

Since I managed to chase my cold away with giant amounts of Vit C, giant amounts of sleeping and miso soup… I decided to work out today, but rather then kill myself on the elliptical I decided to go swimming. Since we got our gym memberships I’ve only been swimming twice (our gym membership is at a local hotel) so it’s usually packed with kids playing. Today the pool was empty and I was stoked.

I tried to swim like I used to when I was a kid. I’d put on my goggles, swim along the bottom of the pool and pretend I was a mermaid.

Well holy Jesus… it’s so hard to do now that I’m a grown-ass woman. Gerry says it’s because I’m more “buoyant” … I’m like… are you saying I’m fat? *laugh*

Last time my niece was in town I also learned that I can’t do summersalts anymore. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME??

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0 Responses to I heart swimming…

  1. leigh says:

    somersaults are scary!

  2. vegan-e says:

    LOL. I SO understand!

  3. The Mad Tatter says:

    Try doing somersaults in the pool. I can’t do somersaults on land, but I’m the Somersault Queen in the pool. (Careful though–if you do too many, you’ll get dizzy! 😀 )

  4. Carol says:

    Ha…swimming…
    A number of years ago I went to the pool reallllly early…like just after 6 am, because I knew it would be empty and wanted to do laps. I hadn’t done them for years, but hey…like riding a bike, right?
    Noooooooo..
    I jumped in, started to do the breast stroke like the professional swimmer that I apparently think I am…and I just about drowned myself inhaling water….
    So there I was, alone in the pool…coughing and sputtering…and it’s like, echoing through the complex… I was so embarassed. Took me about 4 visits before I had my rhythms back.
    Enjoy it…it’s fun and it’s so good for toning!

  5. jodi says:

    When I was younger, I used to be able to do 7 somersaults in a row. Now I can only do 4. 3 backwards. The decline has begun..

  6. KleoPatra says:

    I love swimming! I can do a somersault – in the pool! It’s funny you posted about this ’cause i was just having a contest with my pal Peter and seeing who could still do “regular” somersaults on the grass at this park near where i live… he could do ’em front AND back. NO FAIR! I managed an almost-frontwards… Oy. Time… age… grrrrrrrrrr! Oh for the day i was more limber! Fun post, Sarah, got me thinkin’…

  7. Danielle says:

    oh my god – try doing a CARTWHEEL!

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