Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I am fairly certain that this will mean nothing to anyone, except my main man Sabin, but I am sharing it anyway, because it is a big deal to me.

As I have mentioned here and there in this blog, I just learned to swim in March of last year, after 30+ years of being afraid. I went from taking a lesson every Saturday, to going 2-3 times a week, to swimming every day, to swimming every other day (I run on the other days). There are times when I jump in the pool with ease, and I smile to myself, when I think back to the days when I clutched the side of the pool for dear life. I would have all the confidence in the world in every other athletic endeavor, but when I set foot near or in a pool, I'd turn into a scared little boy. These are things I will never forget, no matter how adept at swimming I become.

So this morning, I reached a personal milestone, and its a pretty big f**king deal to me. I swam a mile in 45 minutes, which was nearly 13 minutes better than my previous best of 58 minutes. This will not win me a gold medal or any Wheaties endorsements, but this is a very big deal to me. And I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, that special lady in my life is reading this right now, and decides to give me a bit of trim tonight as a result of this monumental occasion.

Didjital Vibrations - Jamiroquai

2 comments:

Sab D said...

Next you gonna be strokin' like Clarence Carter!!

Keep improving man!!

OAT said...

You are my role model now. I need to get in shape.