One thing that I learned when I decided to train for an Ironman is not to take myself too seriously and be able to joke and make fun of the fact that I am doing this for fun and I am not a professional.
I am the first person to be able to make fun of myself, especially when it comes to swimming.
Swimming is not something that I did a lot as a child, well unless you count doing handstands in the pool as swimming. I have never had any formal training in the pool and pretty much taught myself how to swim freesytle.
Basically, I am not a very graceful or fast swimmer. Last time I checked, Michael Phelps has not done an Ironman. (Neither has Chuck Norris for that matter). With that being said, I take my wins in the pool when I can get them.
The other day, I came home from the pool beeming. Of course Ken asked me why I was smiling and if I had past a 60 year old man in the pool again. I of course respond with the fact that I was faster than a man in his 30's.
That's right, I was swimming faster than a man that was close to my own age. Obviously, he had no clue that we were racing, but I totally whipped his butt.
Score one for me.
Obviously I should probably mention that I a group of 12 year olds that attend "swim team" on Tuesday nights pass me like I am not even moving. I chose to over look this because they should be passing the girl in her 30's that has never taken swim lessons before. Their parents have paid a lot of money for them to be good at swimming.
Of course not all of the kids can swim faster than me. There is one chubby girl that I totally fly past. That's right, along with beating a 60 year old man, a man in his 30's, I can also swim faster than a chubby 12 year old. Like I said, when it comes to swimming, I have to take my props when I can get them.