Never Gonna Sink and Will Probably Defeat the Bad Guys
Yesterday was wet suit try-on day. If you've never tried one on, let me just say that it's like trying to stuff a pig into a into a kids Jedi costume. I say this because putting pajamas on a cat would be easier. It takes science, skill, a slick plastic bag and a whole lot of wiggling and pulling.
The suit that I'm modeling in the pictures costs a lot of money and hence was my obvious choice. I tried on a couple others, one of which I swam in at masters class last night that was sleeveless and I have to say that I love these things. They feel like a bionic suit that doubles as a life preserver. I have no problem walking through "the hood" in this body armor. I dare them to try and steal what money I don't have left.
Anyway, after burning close to 2K calories getting the suits on, swimming and wrestling them off, I finally made it to swim class. It was a swim games extravaganza! There was a professional that came in and he would have us do all these "racing games" that involved buoys and reenacting what takes place at the race start. I foolishly tried to race out ahead of everyone. I paid the price with elbows and a proper head push way down into the water. Glub, glub. Then, said professional got in the water with us and acted as a rogue swimmer who insisted on scaring the shit out of every last one of us. I could see him coming out of the side of my goggles and my heart would race. I then would get clobbered. Just all out clobbered. He would jostle me, just as if I had got stuffed into a washing machine. The first couple rounds I would stop swimming and wait for him to get out of my way....then, something magical happened. I got mad and decided that I would chase him and jostle him back. This was not the normal "me" that I know in the water. I felt aggressive and normally I'm little Gretle Von Trapp who mouses her way up and down the pool quietly out of the way. It was a huge mental hurdle for me to cross.
Before we left I thanked him for beating up on me in the pool. He did me a big favor and puts me one step closer to where I need to be!