Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Progress in the right direction

My swim was not great. But it was way better. I was able to capture some of that 'This is why I love swimming' feeling so that was rewarding right there. I'm still having to stop a little here and there outside the water, to catch my breath, but I managed all my stops and all my errands without a problem.

I always keep large water bottles in the car. One for drinking, one for backup. I LOVE winter because the water is ice cold and so much more delicious than lukewarm. That nice, ice cold water kept the coughing down.

If I were younger and/or a hipster wanna be, I'd be totally embarrassed by how much the dollar store feeds my soul. But I'm old and can, in no way at all, be considered cool, so I just wallow in it. $24 of just bliss. It's crazy really.

And Popeye's. No one understands chicken like Popeye's. I got lunch and dinner and extra for tomorrow. Plus cole slaw.

I have my first notary public job!!! My neighbors, upstairs, have two documents. They are coming down about 5:30. I need to get out my stuff and review what I need to do. Exciting!!!

Pool notes. There's an aqua fit class from 8-9 MWF and 9-10 TT. They use up all but 3 of the lanes. Wednesdays are traditionally a high volume day at gyms/pools around here. And today the lanes were nearly full during the class. Driving over the bridge at 8:30/9am demonstrated that anytime between about 6 and 8:30 is NOT a good time to be coming home. (The bridge is the only really viable way home from the gym and also connects an enormous bedroom community to the rest of Seattle and beyond.)

So... my leaving for the pool times are anytime EXCEPT 6-8 every day and 6-9:15 MWF.

I think I'm going to give up trying to get there at 5 am for a while. At least until next week. I think maybe good sleep might be better for me until I get these lungs soundly working again.

And one more pool note. The swimmers at this pool are consistently the nicest, most considerate group of swimmers in town. The city pools have a mixed bag. LA Fitness West Seattle has a few nice people but not very many considerate ones. I found one nice swimmer at LA Fitness Ballard and lots and lots of rude, inconsiderate ones.

I have yet to even see anyone at this pool show the tiniest bit of bad attitude. Today I stopped a guy in the next lane. He was finishing up and checking his watch. I wanted to see what he had. (It was one of those giant old Garmin ones.) We had the nicest conversation about swim tech. It was very cool. Nice swimmers make such a big difference in pool ambiance.

Now I think I'm going to unpack all my dollar store goodies and put them away. And then head for the sewing room. I'm still planning a walk around the block. I working on my breathing and my nerve.
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