They say that you never forget your first love. Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but they are right. I have been reunited with my first love. And it feels so good.
How our reunion began:
Saturday’s run went according to plan. I did a little over 1o miles (10.41) at a 9:48 pace. Works for me.
Sunday I decided to join some of the BRA for a swim at my old stomping grounds. You see, I was once a swimmer. Me and the pool were one. We fell in love and had a great relationship. Actually, I was a pretty good swimmer. I was the team captain in high school and made it to states my senior year on the relay team. After I graduated high school and moved on to college my first love and I broke up. I was ready for new loves (beer and football). So like most first loves, we lost touch.
I figured that I hadn’t put on a swim cap in about, oh say, 11 years so this was going to be a challenge. Some of the other BRA members are triathletes who swim on a more regular basis. I assumed that I would be in the back as per usual, swimming with the little to medium fishies. I assumed that the pool may not remember me or if it did, it would be resentful of my leaving.
Boy was I wrong. My first 100 meters was a tad fast. Again, I haven’t swam in a lap pool in quite some time so I’m a bit unsure about pacing. But I impressed myself. I swam about 1,000 meters and awoke muscles that hadn’t been used in quite some time. I felt like Darryl Hannah getting her Splash on in the bath tub. Like a fish back to water, the pool welcomed me back with wet, open arms. Thus my first love and I were reunited.
I don’t know where our relationship is headed but “we both are so excited, cause we’re reunited, hey hey…..”
Greetings from Turkey.Have a nice day.
That's great! I'm glad your back together ;}
Do I see a Triathlon in your future … hehe
That's great girl! I'm not much of a swimmer.. My hubby's side of the family are though! They love it and are good at it!! Who knows, we may be reading about you doing a Tri one day!! 🙂
What a great post! I guess it's kind of like riding a bike. My daughter is rekindling her love for swimming, Like you, she swam through High School and then took a little detour to row. She's back in a Master's program now and is loving it! On the other hand, I much prefer my feet on the ground….
Girl sounds like you are on your way to a TRIATHLON! You can do a sprint today if we forced you. Swimming is the hard part too! You and your ex should get back together….YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Swimming is a great workout! Way to jump back in the pool. You'll have to start incorporating it in your weekly schedule. Nice job on the run too.
I am so excited for you! And I can't wait for you to give me some form lessons this weekend… and then we're doing a TRIATHLON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Yay for re-discovering swimming! I've just started swimming, and I wish I felt as natural as you do in the water! I'm still tripped out by the fact that i'm under water… haha!
You crack me up! I feel in love in college too with beer, football and sheetz 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog… so now you need to add biking (haven't read far enough in your blog to know if you do a lot of that already) and you'll have a threesome! 😀
you just need to find a bike shop and you'll be all set. =:-)
Swimming and I have a love/hate relationship. She loves to kick my butt and I hate her. I'm glad you two found each other again but don't tell running, you'll break running's heart.
My cycling walked in on me & swimming once and it was ugly..
How fun!! I've been wanting to try out my swimming skills as of late. My husband is wanting to do a Tri… hmm it may be all him though. But perhaps one is in your near future 😀
Great job BoB! You sneaky sandbagger piggy you… 🙂
I love swimming. Maybe you'll find a splash & dash near you!
I so wish I was a decent swimmer, but alas I am terrified of drowning. I can get by but swimming for sport is outta the question. Sad.
Hey there… I'm popping over from SITS. What a great blog – so funny and inspirational! 🙂
My hubs and I are beginning runners and have signed up for our first half marathon in November!! We're working hard to gear up for it…
you should definitely take advantage of your swimming skills for some cross-training/extra workouts! i wish i was halfway decent at it, i'm so pokey.