They say you learn something new every day…
Well, here are the things I learned while swimming in this gorgeous pool this afternoon:
1. I suck at freestyle!
Holy crap! I honestly didn’t realize how hard this
swim stroke really is! No joke – I made it 3/4 of the way across the pool before I
couldn’t bear to plant my face in the water and continue proper form.
Which led me to #2..
2. I’ve decided that swimmers do not get enough credit.
No, seriously, they don’t. One of my summer bucket list items was to spend
a TON of time by the pool. (The one above in particular.)
And I am proud to say I have.
Though I cannot say that I have spent a lot of time in the pool
actually working on fitness and cross training like I should be.
Yowza. Swimming kicks your butt!!!
Let’s just say I enjoyed a nap after my swim today.
A happy little shout out to any swimmers out there. You’re amazing!
3. Injuries have a lot of highs and lows. And because of that,
you have to have a good attitude. Which is very difficult.
I will say that I am VERY lucky that my injury is not painful.
It’s just annoying and nagging.
And trust me, if it hurt, I’d be crying like a baby.
After all, I cry about being sick.
So I guess this is a good thing that I’m not crying.
Back to the point. Today was a combination of highs and lows.
I had a major high while swimming (and getting my ass kicked…)
because swimming is shockingly fun!
I was panting like your dog on a hot summer day, but I was having fun!
But my freakin’ leg was obviously not happy with me afterwards.
I keep making vows that I’m “taking a break” when lows like this come around,
but honestly, I can never follow through.
So here is yet another pretend proclamation for now:
I’m taking a break from running until after Disneyland.
Which gives me about a week and half.
We’ll see how long this lasts!
And with that thought…came #4
4. Don’t forget about your mantras, even if they are in a different context.
I have a few running mantras:
Warriors don’t quit.
I guess even though I’ve been having to take it easy,
I can’t give up on the above words.
I won’t give up. And, I am strong.
I saw a really awesome quote on Pinterest today,
“Turn a setback into a comeback.”
If ‘warriors don’t quit,’ they don’t let setbacks get in the way.
They find a way to thrive anyway.
So, the chin is up. I forge on.
What’d you learn about yourself today?