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Just keep swimming!

August 30, 2008

Swimming. I love it and I hate it.

I love how it makes me feel. I love the total body workout I get from it. I love that it’s a change of pace. I love the new challenge it presents.

I hate being seen in a bathing suit. I hate being so slow. I hate being cold, wet, and covered in chlorine.

Yesterday, I had every intention of swimming. My favorite workout involves a good run, strength training, followed by a swim. I did the run. I did the strength training. I changed into my bathing suit. I showered off. I wrapped a towel around myself. I walked to the pool. And…I chickened out. My ideal swimming situation is an empty pool. One without people. People who could (but almost certainly don’t) stare at me, judge me. But it was fairly full yesterday. All of the lanes had at least one person in them, including my good ol’ slow lane. Doubling up is generally accepted, but I just couldn’t bring myself to jump in a lane with a stranger. I wandered around for a minute and then retreated to the locker room. *sigh* I’m so disappointed in myself. I need to get over my fears and just do it! I’m such a coward. Why should I care

I need to run out and get some things for my husband’s birthday. Which requires going by the gym. So today, I resolve to get in the pool. Keep me to it!!

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