600 yards is a start…

“Swim tonight?” asked my friend Jessica via text message earlier today.

“You going to swim with us tonight?” texted Lora shortly after text #1.

My friends know me all to well.

Oh – alright. I guess I’ve put it off long enough. All year long to be exact. In fact, the few TRIs I did this summer were cold turkey as far as the swim was concerned.

But – now that I’ve gone and signed myself up for Ironman Canada, I need to make an effort in improving the area I’m weakest in. The swim.

I also had no excuse as Jessica offered to pick me up. She arrived to get me at 8:20 tonight and we headed into town. The YMCA. Jessica and Lora are both members, so I was planning on paying the $10 drop-in fee, but the nice guy working the front counter, Sean, offered me a free pass for the week. Score!

My Speedo suit came out of hibernation. As did my cap and goggles. I officially had no excuse other than to get in the pool and get to swimming. So – that’s what I did!

600 yards later — I was still feeling great and was so happy I didn’t need to use my pull buoy. Mind you, I’m still slow as molasses, but I intend to work on improving my time in the next 10 months.

I’d say tonight was a success! Thanks Jessica and Lora for getting my butt to the pool!

7 thoughts on “600 yards is a start…

      1. You’d be surprised how welcoming a masters team can be, plus they really do have all levels. Most will let you come to a few practices for free to check it out and see if it is a good fit for you. Or, I bet if you’re that anxious the coach would let you observe from the pool deck. If there is anything I can help with, feel free to ask. My blog just focuses on the swimming~

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