"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do you do? You swim, swim, swim."--Dori
I love that line from Finding Nemo. I say it to myself all the time as I run, but now it applies to a new part of my life--Swimming!
I am really falling in love with the water. I love finding a bit of rhythm. I love the contrast of the cool water on a hot day. I love my new shoulder muscles. Yes. I am a bit vain.
Today I swam 1600m. That is one mile for all you imperial measurement folks. It is the farthest I have ever swam. I did mostly freestyle, but also just legs, just arms, and I'm trying to learn breaststroke (with not much luck).
I love meeting new goals. I love trying new things. At the beginning of the summer I was afraid to swim 25 m. I could barely squeak out 400m on my first workout. Barely over a month later I can swim a mile! A whole mile! (and 500m without stopping!!!) I would add more explanation points, but I already overdid it.
To add to my euphoria, I have written almost 10,000 words in my new regency romance. This story kind of breaks my heart. I hope I can express the emotions I feel adequately in my writing.
Sigh. Life is good.
Try new things. You might like it. And when things get tough, Just keep swimming.