Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Flopping Orca? You be the judge...

Okay, I'm off for my first visit to the pool since a week before Ironman.

As in August.

Yes, August
. Late August, but August nonetheless.*

I'm a wee bit scared of the adventure. And when I say a "wee bit," I really mean "holy sh&t, where is the locker room again?"

Case in point: last night I had to relearn my lock combination. It was embarrassing, even though I was the only one there.

Tonight, I'll be swimming (flopping around) like a fish (in a puddle) with my first coached swim lesson evah. I get to try new things like kicking without a kickboard and trying not to drown. And, yes, I am a loooooser. Other new things include rotate-to-your-side pinkie-first-backstroke.

Hey, it's only been -- like -- 20 some odd years since I swam backstroke...

how hard could it possibly be?

Yup. That's what I thought.

Needless to say, it will also be embarrassing. I'm sure I won't be the only one there this time.

Here's to new beginnings and flopping orcas. Let's hope my costume doesn't get caught in the drain.

* By the way, words like nonetheless? Love them. Anytime you get to smush three or more words together with the same effect...but efficient...I say go for it. Albeit. Notwithstanding. Yougetit.


Stef said...

LOL! You are too funny! Hope the swim went well.

IronMin said...

Can't wait to hear how it went! That first time with coached drills was a panic for me too. Some of those drills made me feel & look crazy, but last summer I felt like "Of course I can swim in this lake in my wetsuit. I had to swim in the pool with no arms and no legs taking 1 breath per lap. In the lake with my sexy (I wish) black flotation device on? No problem!"

LBTEPA said...

Why are you doing backstroke? And kicking without a kickboard?
But have fun!

Kim said...

ick the backstroke? i would have no idea how to attempt that!!

by the way, after years and years of going to the gym and locking my shit up, i still dont know my combination... yup it's still written on the back of the lock. kinda defeats the purpose right?!