Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Back in the saddle again

Either the alarm didn't fire or I didn't hear it but I did not wake up at 4:30. I woke up minutes before 5 but what the hay, still time. So I suited up, inhalered up and hit the road to the gym.

I swam for 45 minutes. My tracker says it was my slowest swim ever but I suspect the tracker has its nose out of joint about being so underused for the past month so not that reliable.

I must admit that I was a little psyched out. That day after my last swim at the chlorine pool was one of the scariest days of my life. I have zero interest in repeating it (which is why I cannot imagine going back to that chlorine pool ever). With every stroke, I was taking my swimming temperature... do I have enough breath, is this working ok, does this feel right/wrong/ok...

It did feel a little foreign. But, now, in hindsight, I think that was just some getting-back-on-the-bicycle feels and nothing else. At 45 minutes, I still had time to get home without traffic headaches plus, I was almost a little out of steam so I stopped and called it good for day 1. My tracker said I only did 1050 yards. Pathetic ... and fabulous.

And... guess who popped in about 15 minutes before I got out? My old pool boyfriend!!! The really hunky young one who was always so fun and so nice to me. He said he had missed me. awwwww. He's as hunky as ever. We had a nice reunion.

I got home at 6:30. It took an hour and change for the breathing horror to begin after that last chlorine swim. It is now 8:20 and I am so fine. I mean normal fine. Like everyone else fine. Fine and dandy fine. I can hardly believe it.

Tomorrow I start working on my distance/speed. I am now a swimmer again. Hallefuckinglooooyah!

Plus, the day has hardly started and already I've swum half a mile.

Just last night I got an email that my Kickstarter reward - a waterproof android MPS 3 player - is finally being shipped. It was supposed to get here last July but kickstarter... Now it's coming and may even be here next week. No more iTunes!! New swim tunes. It's a sign.

TiVo has a green skip button on the remote. For a lot of shows (most of the ones I record), when the programming breaks for ads, there's a little beep reminding you to hit the green button and it skips right over any commercials. For the SuperBowl, they are going to reverse it. After the SuperBowl is over, the skip button will skip over the game and get right to the commercials. I love that so much. I had every intention of skipping the SuperBowl in every way. Now I will be recording it for sure.

I'm not sure what's on tap for the rest of today. I got three swim suits cut out yesterday and I may sew one or more of them up today. And/or maybe sew something else or not. I might take a walk around the block. Just no telling what will happen and it does not matter. I'm on a swimming high.
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