As a young child I loved swimming, as a young adult I liked swimming but as a slightly mature (mmmm) older lady (mmmmm) I have grown to dislike swimmimg.
What don’t I like about swimmimg?
- It costs money
- You are required to show more flesh than usual
- The water is often cold
- The pool attracts noisy, splashy children (grumpy old lady? Yes)
- I swim slowly, and only breast stroke with my head firmly out of the water
- I get neck ache
- It’s sooooooo
- It makes me very hungry
- It makes me very sleepy!
- Getting changed in grubby changing rooms
Al of the above would not have worried me as a young child, obviously!
Despite this list, after a quick shower post Parkrun on Saturday, madam and I went for a swim. I managed 20 lengths, considering I’ve not swum in probably 10 years, that’s not bad, but don’t be too impressed the pool is only 25 metres!
Amazingly, there were no splashy children, the water was not too cold, the changing rooms clean, my neck did not hurt too much, taking this all in to consideration, I returned to the pool this morning for 20 lengths before work!