A letter to swimming

Dear swimming:Swimmers in Pool

Heeeey! How ARE you? It’s been a while! (Laughs nervously).

Yeah, I know. I’ve been so busy! You know, we were gone all of August — have I sent you my Monterey pictures? You’d love it there.

What’s that? No, we’ve been around in September. But, you know, Steve just started classes again, so we don’t have our Monday swim dates. No, I guess I don’t *need* him with me to swim. And yeah, there’s Wednesday. And Friday.

But here’s the thing: I’ve been training for this marathon, and man! Does that ever take a lot of time! So on my cross-training days, I’ve just kind of been putting in 30 to 45 minutes on the stationary bike in my little mini-gym downstairs.

Fun? No, the stationary bike sucks. But it’s quick and easy. It just takes so much time to drive to the pool to meet up with you, then put in the time to actually swim, then dechlorinate, then drive home. If you weren’t so high-maintenance …

I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I was angry, and wanted to hurt you. You always make me feel so good, like each stroke and kick is tailor-made to work out sore spots from my run the day before. And you keep me so healthy, with your low-impact, full-body workout. And you boost my ego, because, you know, we ARE pretty good together, don’t you think?

I’m sorry. I’ll meet you at the pool today. Just do me a favor: Don’t go too hard on me?




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3 responses to “A letter to swimming

  1. Love it! Ugh.. I gotta get back in the pool. We will have to share more swim workouts over the winter, because I need to work on my swim!

  2. Heather

    ha! aaaand, how’d it go?? Swimming does sound the perfect XT during marathon season….might have to look into that soon. I Know the legs/arms would appreciate it..the hair? eh, not so much.

  3. Pingback: An unwelcome surprise at the pool « Amy’s Training Blog

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