Don’t tell! I should not be composing my slice now, in the middle of a coaching training but I really need to zone out right now. Way too much talking at us and we just ate lunch.
I need to revive myself before I fall asleep.
So I have an OLW now. I have been reading the adventures of many slicers as they finally light of their 2014 OLW. I have been very impressed but uninvolved and certain I would not be joining in on this experience, but something very cool has been happening to me in the last two weeks and I think that’s my opening for a year of an adventure for me. I hope so.
SWIMMING!!!!!! Can that qualify for a OLW focus???
Two amazing experiences in my new gym’s pool and I am in love!
7 laps completed on Day 1, 12 on Day 2 and I can’t wait to get back in the water for day 3
For me, this is an amazing return to the pool! Amazing!
I have not been a swimmer, not a happy swimmer since I was a kid in camp. I don’t know that I swam laps but being in the water to avoid the heat and join up with friends, play! I never wanted to leave the confines of my grandfather’s bungalow pool. I never wanted to be the adult sitting and watching and strutting on the sidelines. I didn’t get it.
And then I became an adult and I sat on the sidelines, never to want to return to the chlorine water that I once loved.
What happened? Maybe the ordeal of putting on the suit. I was rarely a strutter.
I think it’s a female thing to avoid the nakedness of the suit without any cover. So I can’t explain what brought we back at this point in time.
New gym, the need for a new exercise regime. A friend who comes with me. Tuvia’s enthusiasm.
But once I undressed, stripped down to a comfortable suit and walked a very short distance to the pool, surrounded by just a few fellow swimmers and no one seemed to notice my bulges, I was in the water and getting familiar once again.
So, I think I’ll be back in my new pool tomorrow morning continuing to stay connected to my OLW- Swimming- make sense of the experience in my life.