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Turning Lemons into Champagne

Friday, March 15, 2013

My knee pain is getting better. I have not been able go run and I really miss it. Last night was the first time in over 10 weks my fh and I went walking. As I hit the road my body screamed "RUN DARLENE RUUUUUN!!!" Sigh...lemon# 1 emoticon

So how did I turn this lemon into champagne...I swam instead

In 2003 I volunteered to swim for my team on Sport's give us points. I couldn't swim the length of the pool and that was a standard pool.. I could never get the breathing technique I never knew how to tread water. This fact has really bugged me and over the years I said I should learn to swim properly and I just kept saying it...lemon# 2 emoticon

So I can't run...made me so sad real sad...cause that was one thing I could do and loved to do. At that point I was not sure what else I would love.

Then ...beginning of champagne conversion.... I was told of swim classes at the beach ( stage one of conversion possible) on saturday mornings (stage 2 of conversion possible). I went, learnt and after that first Saturday I realized that I could also go and practice weekdays (final stage possible). My instructor told me last Saturday (at week 9) that I don't need her anymore than my swimming is great! (Conversion commenced!)

I have started just swimming for as long as I can now and realized I can probably practice for a distance swimming race...maybe a 5K swim race SWIM DARLENE SWIIIIIIIIM!!!.

I miss running (lemons) but now I can and love distance swimming (champagne conversion successful!!)

So when my knee heals..I will swim and I hear triathlon in my future.....

Next on my bucket list....diving
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