Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Enjoy swimming for swimmings sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process challenging yourself of moving through the water. 
Jeff Rouse

This morning I was up at 4:30 a.m. for the first time other than having to catch an early flight!

I was excited because it was my first day of practice with the US Masters Swimming here in St. Louis! I swam on the varsity team all four years of high school but haven't been involved in the last eight years. I had been looking for a new way to get moving and my mother had the revelation to look up the local US Masters club.

Everything went really well this morning and all though I'm really out of shape it felt so good to swim again. The practice was structured and organized but no overwhelming. I was able to keep up and take a break when I needed it.

They work out Monday through Saturday with each day having a different theme (distance, sprints, a certain stroke or team building). My goal is to attend at least three days a week and then go from there. 

Hooray for swimming, once again!

9 comments:

Happy Daily said...

That is so cool!! It must be fun to reconnect with a sport like that!

I hope you have a great day!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Wow! Good for you...I'm envious!!!

Rachel H. said...

That's SO much fun!! I wish we had something like that, but maybe we do...I'll have to look into it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good for you. This sounds like a perfect way to start the day...getting the endorphins going early!

Princess Freckles said...

Good for you! It was the same fo rme with ballet. I was nervous to get back into it, but once I did, I was sooo glad!

Kristen said...

oh awesome! I hope you had fun!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

That's awesome and I'm sure you'll meet some fun people!

Anonymous said...

Not only were you on the Varsity swim team, you were the captain!!

Angie said...

Yay for you, that's awesome!

 
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