Tuesday Tip

Try Something New

I’ve recently decided to do something new. Swim. I actually do know how to swim and took swimming lessons as a child like many American children do. I have never swum laps. I now know why.


(Swimsuit by Patagonia)*

It’s hard. For the last month-ish I have spent about 30 minutes a week (yes, that’s ALL) swimming. I’m still very weak at it. I lose my breath quickly and my shoulders get tired. I rest almost every 25m and the rest of the day I want to eat non-stop. I must be burning a lot of calories in that half hour.

But to the point, it easy to get in a rut doing the same ole stuff again and again, and your body knows it and becomes stagnant. I want to grow and expand my fitness repertoire. I’m pretty sure I won’t be racing EVER but it’s fun to step out of my comfort zone of the gym or the track and get my feet wet ;-) doing something else. It’s fun to do it with a friend, too. Thanks to my friend, Sue who encouraged me and got me there!

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2 Responses to “Tuesday Tip”

  1. Karin W. says:

    That’s fantastic; and yes, it is hard. For awhile I was getting up early to do 30 min of laps when our Fillmore pool opened at 6am. Ugh! I am NOT a morning person. I need to get back to it (at least out pool is heated).

  2. mrs.b says:

    Hi Karin!

    The pool we are in now is heated…thank God! We will be relegated to the 79 degree pool in two weeks. Sad Face! You should definitely get back to it!

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