There was a fun looking class going on in the gym using large balls. Then I saw millions of women wearing bathing suits and wondered if I would get a spot in the pool. I got a lane when I got in there but I was next to 3 open lanes that had a class happening. There were easily 35 older women in it, a fair amount older than I am. The class looked fun, not the level of aerobics I want at this point in my life, but they were active and having a blast.
Back to my lane. A woman asked to share it with me and I may have wanted to say no but of course I said no problem. She wasn't in it too long before she disappeared. I did my 64 lengths which is kind of a big deal for me. I was under a time crunch because I was meeting friends for lunch and I wanted to have time for the hot tub. But I had a great workout. I feel like I am speeding up and making my swim workout a tougher one. Who knows what I look like but in my world I am feeling good.
So I get into the hot tub when I am done and the lady who had been sharing my lane was there. She went on to say:
You were in there a long time.
You're a really good swimmer.
There were so many things going through my head, so many denials going through my head, knowing so many people would think this woman was NUTS to say I was a good swimmer. But she seemed sincere and I decided I would be gracious and just say thanks. It is annoying to compliment someone and get all kinds of protestations.
Besides..............I loved it and I'd be lying if I didn't say it made my day.
Maybe this coming summer I won't be quite as nervous
before the swim???
We got a lot of snow last night and it's continuing to fall so maybe I'm okay with the whole no racing for St. Patrick's Day. I'd certainly hate to misstep!
Hope you all had a great weekend working out however you chose!