Swim update

After a few weeks of hardly any yoga and lots and lots of swimming, I have the following to report: 1. My endurance is definitely improved… over a mile is no longer a problem. 2. My speed must be improving too. The swim-freestyle-for-laps-and-laps-and-laps people were there last night doing their thing, and they only passed me 3 times (last time I swam with them, it was 4, and over a shorter distance).

I’ll be in yoga class tonight… I’m kind of dreading it, I know I lose flexibility quickly when I don’t practice regularly.

There’s a “master swim class” tomorrow up at Minnewaska that I will probably go to. The last time I took swimming lessons was twenty or more years ago at the YMCA, and for the vast majority of those two decades I wasn’t doing any sort of proper swimming at all, so I know my technique definitely has room aplenty for improvement. In fact, I’m almost embarrassed to go to the class tomorrow and be critiqued.

I leave for Guatemala on Monday… maybe I should start packing or something. I looked up “to shower” in my Spanish/English dictionary today. “Ducharse.” I don’t think I’ll have difficulty remembering that one. Sheesh, I can be so puerile sometimes.

I had a discussion last night about whether it’s okay to be angry at someone else (or yourself) when you recognize that anger really isn’t appropriate or well warranted. Maybe okay vs not okay is not the right way to look at it. When I get stuck in anger, figuring out whether it’s justified never gets me anywhere. I just get more and more frustrated. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s an intractable situation and there’s just nothing else to do with it. What I really need is a distraction.

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One Response

  1. Emotions are always ok. But it’s good to learn to understand why they are there so you can move to a different place more quickly…

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