Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Going Along Swimmingly

Tonight I had a plan. I was going to blog and bake. What can I say? My life is glamour ALL THE TIME!

However, my baby brother called and invited me out! Whoo hoo. I do not get out a lot so I was quite excited. Until I found out what we were going to be doing.

Swimming. For fun. Unless a shark is chasing me, I do not swim. I have exercise induced asthma and I manage it by NEVER EXERCISING. It's a policy that has worked well for me through out the years.

But I couldn't look weak in front of my kid brother and his preganat wife. Plus, at no time in the evening was I going to have to give a time out. It doesn't get much better than that!

So off we went. Just a note, if a triathlete asks you to go swimming, say no. Unless you like to be passed. A LOT. Even his 5 month pregnant wife kicked my trash.

However, I am happy to announce that I swam for 30 minutes. Although I'm not exactly sure that you can call what I did swimming. To be precise, I moved through the water (slower than molasses) for half an hour, only stopping to gasp every lap or so.

Flutterboards rule. So do hot tubs.

I am beginning to have a sinking feeling that I may be hurting tomorrow.

Yee haw.

Isn't exercise fun?


Janet said...

I'm with you on the hot tub part!!!!!

pb&j in a bowl said...

I considered training for a triathlon until I realized that you actually have to swim- not my version of it, which consists of lying on the chair watching my little girl swim.

a Tonggu Momma said...

My daddy used to do triathlons... like, he actually came in the top five for his age group... and on a regular basis.

Being lapped in the pool is humiliating. I totally agree. But there is nothing worse than someone passing you while you struggle to bike uphill, especially when said passer is on foot.

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Laura said...

Hello Geeky!

Just dropped in to say I love your blog. Look forward to it lots, and promise to improve my own blogging habits.

I happen to be a former competitive swimmer, so I must confess, I LOVE the water and that is the ONLY sport where I get to kick my husband's trash. Hang in there though, the best thing about swimming is how light we feel in the water, right?

granola_granny said...

Too bad about getting 'lapped' and left gasping for air after each lap. It's great that your sibling and wife want to spend time with their sister. I tell myself things like this when friends who are good golfers ask me to go golfing. They must REALLY want to spend time with me.
I agree... flutter boards rule! If only they allowed them in triathlons.

Heather of the EO said...

Oh my, you're funny.

And I mentioned your wonderfulness on my blog today as I awarded you the smile award. Cause you do make me smile, as sappy mc sap sap as that may sound.
:) - see? a smile right there!

The Three 22nds said...

I just hopped over from Heather of the EO's site. Funny! One year ago I was there...gasping and struggling every lap. 11 months and a lot of laps later I completed my first tri with a 1.5K open water swim. It can be done! But only if you really want to...

JCK said...

I need to get back to swimming & yoga. Those two things are calling to me...

Great that you got out with your brother.