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??
somersaults are scary!
LOL. I SO understand!
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! 😀 )
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?
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!
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..
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’…
oh my god – try doing a CARTWHEEL!