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Have you seen a 47 year old fish?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I started doing weekly workouts in the pool and decided it was time to learn how to swim (crawl style) and breathe at the same time. I've been a backstroke-swimmer or doggie-paddle-swimmer all of my life because of this inability to front crawl and breathe at the same time. But frankly, it became too embarrassing to be 47 years old and have to swim like this: stroke stroke stroke stroke (swallow pool water) gasp wheeze cough sputter, stroke stroke stroke stroke... Soooo I finally learned the front crawl and breathing at the same time. Bought some goggles (which helps immensely), got some professional instruction, and now I am a 47 year old fishie getting my cardio in the pool without sucking down a ton of pool water in the process. Might seem like small potatoes to many people, but to me? This is epic.
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    excellent image. congratulations on your new status as a fishie, got to be one of the best ways to beat the AZ heat and get some exercise at the same time. wish I was closer to town so I could jump in the pool too! keep up the good work
    2091 days ago
  • ROCKLAND2010
    Excellent! You rose to the challenge and tackled it. Many people never learn how to swim at all. You should be very proud of yourself.

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