Finally, after eight months of living across the street from it, I FINALLY made it into the pool. It’s literally on my way to work; I cross the campus every morning. Plus, it costs a mere twoonie to drop in before 8.
I have always enjoyed swimming, even before I joined the swim team in high school(with our lovely “Trojan” rubber swim caps). I was most proficient at the back stroke, perhaps due to my very own personal flotation devices.
At last something clicked, as somethings tend to do in the month of January, and I thought to myself “No More Excuses!”
I have been 4 or 5 times this month, and have already noticed some improvements. I am enjoying the routine of it, and the way I feel energized for the rest of the day. Not necessarily the chlorine smell that is permeating my bag and everything in it (not to mention turning my black bathing suit a transparent brownish beige) but there are always sacrifices to make, aren’t there?
The very first morning I went (and after finally discovering where the pool was exactly in the phys ed building) there was an absolutely gorgeous sunrise happening. The pool has one full wall of windows, facing south, which overlooks downtown. I have never seen such a beautiful display of orange, pink, red and purple illuminating the high rises and office towers. It was like my own personal “Welcome! See, THIS is what the world looks like while you have been sleeping in every morning!” Well from now on, (at least twice a week), I’m up and at ‘em, embracing the day as it unfolds. Go Team!