2.12.2009

First Swim of the Year

I finally just sucked it up and did it.

I had a work meeting yesterday at 1pm. I wore my bathing suit under my clothes and went straight from my station to the Y so that I couldn't give myself the opportunity to back out.

First thing when I got to the Y, I peeked into the pool area (which I always do to make sure there aren't any swim practices or anything going on). The pool was packed and all the lanes were full. For one bleak moment, I considered leaving and going home (I really don't like sharing lanes... I always end up feeling pressured to go faster or slower to accommodate the other swimmer). But I slapped myself out of it and decided that I would wait for an empty lane if I had to.

A few minutes later, I was suited up and in my own empty lane. It was surprisingly warm. One thing I'd like to point out is how GREAT I looked in my bathing suit! Last time I wore it, I was over 15 pounds heavier. What a difference it made.

Since I hadn't been in the pool since September, I decided to take it easy. I only swam for a quarter mile. I was shocked at how good I felt. I expected to be tired and slow, but my lap times were pretty consistent with last year's. The only real thing that stopped me from going further was an aching pain in my right ear. I guess my ears just weren't used to getting all that water stuck inside them. Towards my last few laps, I was stopped at every end of the pool to shake out my head.

Overall, I'm really glad my first swim went well. It was a good start to hopefully keep me motivated to get in the pool more often.

I AM considering all your suggestions to go ahead and sign up for the triathlon. Pay $53 to ensure a new job? Makes sense. I have applied for over 45 jobs since the beginning of December without a single station contacting me. That's just sad.

8 comments:

Marcy said...

I'm telling ya girl! You are SO going to get a call now ;-) It's just the way it works. Do they by chance do registration roll overs at all? If you can't do it, then next year?

Anonymous said...

Dah, so many people would just be happy with a job.

Ryan said...

I've been sending out resumes applying for corporate CEO positions for 6 years and have yet to hear any response...it must be the 6 year recession we have been in ;-)

Ryan said...

I've been sending out resumes applying for corporate CEO positions for 6 years and have yet to hear any response...it must be the 6 year recession we have been in ;-)

Mike said...

Nice job on the swim!!! I need to get my arse out and do something around here!

Adam said...

Since I don't swim a lot I imagine that if I wore my trunks under my work clothes, it would look like i had a diaper on. Hmmm

Rainmaker said...

Nicely done getting into the puddle. I'm peer-pressuring you to signup for the tri.

jeanne said...

that's awesome swimming. I'm the same way about the lanes. sucks.

i need to sign up for something so that I can get a new job too.

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