Those who know me outside this silly blog might be aware I’ve had one thing on my mind lately.
Swimmers. I mean…swimming. SWIMMING.
Lochte lot of things.
Hard. Core. <—Pun intended.
But mainly swimming.
For real though, I’m a loopy record talking about how “I want to “ and “I need to” and “I’m going to” get my swim-mojo working. So far? All talk – no action.
This troubles me because swimming is like my thing. I love it. It’s mind-body-soul catharsis. It keeps me copasetic. It’s…it’s fun! It’s not really “exercise.”
I’ve taken the pool at my gym for a few spins, but basically I’m slacking. I had not hit the big-girl pool once. I had a feeling the Olympics would put me in the mood (<—heehee).
I was right because after watching the finals and qualifying and
men races …last night and this morning I woke up and it was ON.
See? The big-girl pool. Weeeeee! I got my grub on breakfastandlunch-style (!) and took it to the lanes.
Well, mostly I did a lot of this.
That’s the requisite shot if you go to a body of water and write a blog, right? Oh wait. I did it wrong.
You’re supposed to show the water, right?
Oh well. I turn my chair around. The reason I love this pool is because it overlooks this:
Which is not a typical view in SoFla so it’s nice. The pool is relatively quiet, not crowded, and there are cicadas in the trees. Music to my soul. It puts me in a trance.
I just zone out and read and read and …occasionally swim. I did 1000m today in two batches at a crawl.
Oh, and I read. Did I mention that?
Check out these bookmarks my friend Debbie gave me. They are magnets and you clip them on the page.
I collect magnets and bookmarks so this was like such a happy-maker for me. I love these little dudes.
Okay that was random. Sorry I am distracted. I’m watching swimming, waiting for Gymnastics to start and I’m all excited.
- Does watching the Olympics inspire you at all?
Watching any athlete –heck people in the gym even and those late night infomercials- makes me realize how out of shape and weak I am. That is a good thing for me.
- What, if any, events do you like to watch?