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.

4 comments:

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?!