After months of writing, thinking and talking about swimming laps, I finally did it! And it sucked! Ok, maybe not sucked, but it's definitely not my first love (but really, what is?).
An acquaintance of mine who I have known for quite some time was telling me about the early morning swim at the Village pool, and after making plans with my gym partner we decided to give it a whirl. I have to say I was a little nervous, thinking that I would not be able to keep up, or understand how to share a lane, put my cap and goggles on correctly, you know the drill. I got there just at 6 (am!) and was pleasantly surprised by the crowd, some old guys, my most favorite yoga instructor (in a speedo) and some kids training for their lifeguard exam. Not too bad, better than a bunch of killer athletes, little did I know the old guys would smoke me, but that's another story!
I waited around for my partner, who was waiting for me in the parking lot and left (need to plan better), didn't see her and decided, it's now or never and jumped in.
My first lap was a little fast and I was out of breath, I pulled back the second and took a break at the wall. I managed 8 lengths and called it a day. I'm planning on going every Tue and Thurs and am excited to see how much I can improve before the end of the summer. I'm still fearful of sharing lanes and proper etiquette, but I'm sure I'll figure it out, or I'll just get run over by one of the old guys!