But, on my way down just now to get the mail and get away from all the brokens, I thought...
Yeah but today I swam a mile before 8 am!
I know it's silly. When she died Ethel Merman talked about swimming 2 miles every morning before she went in to shoot movies of her swimming. (Ok, so it was Ester Williams - thanks flying_blind !) So a mile is no big deal. And people do way more every day. As a person of the female persuasion who grew up before Title 9, I tend to forget that real people go outside and do rigorous stuff for fun all the time.
But I wonder how many of those suckers swam a mile before 8 am today??!!! I did!
When I was a kid, I was a fairly good water skier but, really, that was it. And I probably skied for the last time when I was 12. I've never accomplished anything physical (wait, do orgasms count??). Until today.
I swam a fucking mile today.
Ok, I'm done. I think.