Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Hose

It had been two weeks since I went swimming but I was back there bright dark and early this morning. Now I don't get up early easily.  I definitely don't get up early easily when I have to leave the house.  Having to defrost my windshield - harder yet.  So you get the picture. Getting to the pool isn't easy.

But I do it. I got there this morning and there are two women in the pool. I prefer an outside lane so I head to the side.  As I start swimming I notice a hose but there is often a hose in the pool as the custodian cleans in the early morning.  He puts the hose across (into) the pool to clean the deck.  But there was no custodian anywhere and the hose was in the pool.  No biggie right?  WRONG!  I swim by it and it is moving. Well of course it is I am swimming so strongly that I am moving it, right?  Well probably wrong again but I get to the end and turn around because when you are in a pool that is what you do.  I am coming back by and the hose is rising up at me.  I kind of dodge it and go around it and it hits me.

IT GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS!  Why would it give you goosebumps AJH you may be thinking?  Well, I will tell you.

I am sorry but a  moving hose in water reminds me too much of something else.  Ridiculous maybe but it does. So I moved to the next lane and then moved over yet another lane.

And I still kept one eye on that hose the rest of my swimming time even though I was not near it.
But I will keep going hose or no hose because next summer I want to do more of the above.  So I will try to keep my overactive imagination at bay and get up many times this winter and head out into the dark and cold and at least keep my swimming at the  point where I won't drown in a triathlon!

11 comments:

Kate said...

Yeah, that snake picture made me shudder. One joy of always being so far back in our ARs is that the people ahead of us have most likely scared all the snakes away. And if they haven't, I have to big strong men to jump behind.

Char said...

Ugh! Snakes should not be able to swim or climb trees. It just doesn't seem fair.

Johann said...

I don't mind snakes but think I will be intimidated by a hose in the pool.

Liz said...

I LOVE your photo from the triathlon! Look at all those young men you beat in the water!

I don't mind snakes, but that's because I've never swum with one - I imagine the hose looked pretty creepy.

Anne said...

Liz said exactly what I was thinking when I saw that photo of you from the triathlon!! You rock!! :)

Your fear of hoses made me giggle :)

Jill said...

I'm laughing so hard right now. Too funny. But um yeah, a snake in the water would absolutely send me to the other side of the world, so I totally get your fear. I have to honestly say I have never seen a hose in the pool I swim in. Funny!

Amy said...

You rock, getting up early on a cold morning to go to the pool! And I never thought about how a hose could resemble a snake, but from now on, I will!

Fran said...

I would have had the same feelings with the hose and move to another lane too :)

Ah Ah Alaska said...

Love your new banner photo! You look so tough and strong. I laughed like heck about the hose. We don't have snakes up here in Alaska so maybe that's why I thought of that scene from "The Shining" where the fire hose follows the boy down the hotel hallway. A haunted pool! Glad you got your swim in.

Teamarcia said...

I totally get it. I'd be moving over from a hose as well. Cannot handle snakes. Yikes.

Darlene said...

That hose is really freaky.