It’s been a minute since I swam seriously, which means it’s been a minute for a whole lot of other things. So here is, “It’s been a minute since…”
It’s been a minute since I remembered what it was like to:
Always have wet hair.
On that rare occasion, take a shower at home and make the bathroom smell like chlorine.
Have skin that feels like it’s burning.
Wake up hearing myself say, “ow.”
Tell myself, “Ugh. Shut up.” after realizing I just said “ow” out loud.
Dread taking that first plunge in the pool each morning
Daily forget I dread taking the first plunge in the pool each morning until I’m standing at the edge of the pool.
Take the first few strokes during warmup and feel so sore I’m not sure if I can make it through warmup, let alone practice, but then I do.
Remind myself I made it through warmup and practice this morning so I can do it again this afternoon.
Feel like I can do something that others describe as crazy. Maybe it is a little bit 😉