“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!