Remember the triathlon goal? Well, becoming one with fish is definitely a humbling experience for me. Yes, I can swim but I tend to sink so I feel like I have to work very hard to propel my body through the water. Then I learned that you're supposed to breathe while swimming. Um......huh? Can I have some gills installed and maybe a tail while they're at it?
I'm convinced it wasn't a pool. I was moving my body through this:
I must have made a wrong turn somewhere. Oops.
I don't have a pool but I have access to a very nice pool at a local health club. On my last trip to the club, I was finishing my lap swimming attempts when the Water Aerobics class was gathering and setting up their equipment and props.
So you think I'm a geek? Well, yeah, but some of these folks.... Yes, LOL's (Little old Ladies) with blue hair are funny but I'm happy that they are out there moving around. But the older men with man boobs almost made me laugh out loud. I went to the Internet to find a picture but this picture got my attention instead:
MAN BOOB MAN? Boob signing? I'm confused. Whose boobs are being signed?
But let's get back to the swimmers (Um, you DO know what I'm talking about, don't you?) I've definitely seen men with larger boobs than mine and that just makes me so very sad....and a little giggly.
Now would I seriously laugh at these class participants? No, of course not, considering I'm wearing a crooked swim cap and goggles (Ha! I typed googles).
No, I'm not laughing.
My evil twin? Absolutely!
It's funny to see some of the women attempt to get into the water. Like I said, this is a nice pool. The water temperature is PERFECT and I'm very picky about the temperature. I've taught my share of Water Aerobics classes where I was expected to be in the pool with the students. We've had some seriously cold, willy-shrinking, nipple-spazzing, glacier melt water, with the students whining through the whole class and I'm trying to teach while shivering.
OK, maybe not THAT cold but cold. Anyhowsit, some of the ladies act like they are about to get into an ice bath. I bet they are the same ones complaining about how hot they are five minutes into class.
I'm never surprised that people make such good blog fodder!
Hopefully, practice will help my swimming skills as I don't think the transformation into ReformingGeekFish with gills is an option.
Photo credits: manboob sign: San Diego Shooter on flickr.com, Creative Commons (see sidebar), ReformingGeekFish: istockphoto.com, ocean wave: iltreehugger.com