Saturday, August 7, 2010
This is my first post! I'm not sure what I want to talk about...Oh I'll talk about swimming. My TV is on the discovery channel and its shark week and they are talking about shark attacks which reminded me of another reason swimming in oceans is creepy. Not only can you not see the bottom and its complete darkness all around you but there are also fish, SHARKS, and seaweed. Seaweed and fish are slimy and gross and I am not a fan. I think I don't like touching seaweed because I was swimming as a kid once and it scared me when I was swimming...I touched it and it got stuck in my suit I don't know why but I still can't stand touching it and freak out a bit when I do. I prefer pools or lakes to swim in. I was on my high school swim team for 4 years and since I graduated in June I don't get to go back and be a part of the swim team anymore. I swam the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Two of the hardest and most unliked races the only ones that would beat them would be the 100 fly and maybe the 100 breast. But I would swim the 500 jump out swim a relay then do the 100 back. My coaches started calling me Iron woman because I gave each race my best and didn't complain about what they were asking me to do. At the beginning of last swim season I wasn't allowed to swim in the meets which really broke my heart. Swimming was and still is the only time I can completely forget about anything and everything. I have a lot of family drama which I don't feel like going into right now but when I was swimming I'd just space out and it was so peaceful. I also miss the swim meets and standing on the starting block waiting for the buzzer to go off. That's a feeling I will never forget. At the end of this month my old high school swim team will be going to Victoria, BC for the annual training trip. Now that pool is AMAZING! It's a full length pool that Olympic swimmers train in. Without the middle wall in the pool was 50 meters long, it was also the coldest pool I've ever swam in. I think once I find a job and get a car and move out I will start swimming again. I'm telling you if you are ever stressed and need to get away just go swim.