Yep, you read it right, you’re going to FINALLY see me swim!! Saaay whaaat??? Eeek!! I’m so excited to read your comments! Like seriously excited! Oh yeah, Happy Tuesday by the way!! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was sensational!!
WATCH ME SWIM HERE!!! By the way, found this video in my phone storage! Had NO clue! Each year, at a meet in Virginia (at George Mason University to be exact), they hold this totally awe-inspiring sprint contest at the end! This gal is a sprinter so yeah, I’m lovin’ it! I usually hit the end of the pool between 12-13 seconds! Of course I race the 25 yard fly!! The lady 2 lanes to my left is a National record holder (for her age group)!! I was so happy to be head-to-head with her!! The ultimate compliment! BTW, I’m the swimmer with the white cap and black suit!
DID YA LIKEY ??!!!!
Alright, more swimmin’ stuff up in here:
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”
If you like The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carrol, then you’ll love my version. Check it out:
“The time has come,” the swimmer said,
“To talk of swimmer things:
Of caps–and pools–and goggle rings–
Of too tight suits–and sets–
And why the water is freezing cold–
And whether swimmers have tails.
10 things you probably could care less knowing about me (+swimming), but will:
#1- Sometimes during warm-down, I pretend I’m a mermaid swimming through the depths of the ocean. It’s relaxing knowing that my workout is finito. I have quite the vivid imagination.
#2- I often times talk aloud to myself while swimming (like physically swimming through the water). It sounds a little bit like fish talk because my face is in the water.
#3- I absolutely hate showering before entering the pool! As if jumping into freezing cold water wasn’t punishment enough, they make you shower, shiver, and then shuffle past blowing fans to get in. Luckily, I’m pretty well known at most local pools, so I’m given a free pass to walk (or jump) right in. While out of town, I’ve been asked to shower before entering their pool and this is the face I give them (I mean, pure shock):
#4- I have a tight left shoulder, like seriously tight. Yoga really helps it out, but at times, while swimming, I get really mad at myself for not consistently doing my shoulder opening exercises. Eagle pose is crazy beautiful to my lefty!
#5- I can be quite cheeky when I swim, and I don’t mean the playful type either. My cheeks hang on for the ride. Blame the suit cuts, not me! Oops!
#6- I dislike being in a lane that’s directly in front of a lifeguard stand, especially when swimming backstroke. I’m paranoid that they’re looking up my nose.
#7- I love lap swimming while there’s a swim meet going on. What can I say, I like an audience. I even pretend that everyone’s there just to watch me. Yep, I’m a total ham when I’m in my element.
#8- I love the smell of swimming: Chlorine, latex, baby powder, polyester, spandex, etc. I feel like I’m home…
#9- Even in snow, I wear flip flops to and from the pool! Whoa, right?
#10- A fear of mine while swimming is getting hair in my mouth and/or wrapped around my fingers/toes. Eeek, it grosses me out. Also, swimming while untangling a hair…not easy!
BE HONEST, AM I WEIRD?? ENJOY WATCHING ME SWIM?? HAPPY TUESDAY!! MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!! XOXO