Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Last summer, I rediscovered my love of swimming. It felt so good to be in the pool swimming laps that I soon developed a routine of going at least twice a week, if not more. All was well and happy.
And then, school started up again. Suddenly, I was forced to be back on a schedule that required the use of clocks in my life. It was horrible! What was worse, the only way I was going to get my precious swim times in was to, gasp, go in the early morning!
My entire family will tell you I am not a morning person. Sleep is very important. I see no reason why I should be forced out of my cozy bed before the sun is high enough in the sky to greet me. I do it because I have to, but I don't have to like it.
And so, I was now face with a choice between two of my favorite activities. Do I get up early and swim or do I allow myself an extra hour of rest? It was a tough choice, but I eventually decided to swim.
So, now you will find me at six am two days a week in lane five of the local pool. I'll be the one with the sunflower flip flops trying to figure out how to sleep and swim a the same time.