I managed to make it to swimming tonight. After the events of today, I didn’t really feel like it, but I knew I would have to explain myself to you guys. You are all really an inspiration to me to keeping going and keep challenging myself. I know if I don’t, I will have to face your disappointment. It is a powerful motivator.
So in getting into the pool, I proved once again that I do not have a shred of anything resembling co-ordination in my body. I actually slipped and fell down the pool ladder. I looked around but didn’t spy anyone with a video camera so there is little chance of it making it onto Australia’s Funniest Home Video (thank god). I came away relatively uninjured, except for what is going to be a massive bruise on my shin.
After my terrible start, I actually did quite well. I worked a bit on my freestyle and discovered that if I take it a bit slower and concentrate on my technique I can just manage to make it to the end of the pool.
Stats for today: 35 laps (1.75km) in 56 minutes.