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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Back in the Pool Again

It has been a while since I've been swimming
I was sick
It has been very cold
And it has been dark
Dark plus cold does not equal swimming
So I've stayed home...and the bod can tell.

Yesterday went to workout at 7 am
And in spite of the chill
I slid into the warm water
Which was really too warm for exercise
But was glad, because I couldn't bear the shock
And completed a 1500

A problem arose when I was to get out
I didn't want to
I felt good as long as I was submerged
Thought of a newborn babe
Exiting a nice comfortable warm womb
And being pushed into the cold hard world

Just as a newborn is immediately swaddled
I wrapped myself with a towel,
And journeyed across the cold concrete
To the heated locker room
Where I enjoyed a warm shower
Followed by a stint in the sauna
And headed home feeling really good.

Don't you think I deserve a hearty hooray?


Molly said...


Janet said...

You are a poet and I didn't even know it! I was caught up in your story and imagined the warmth! Thank you for such a wonderful positive read to start my day! You will NEVER quess! - we got a reality check last night and this morning from Mother Nature - a foot of new snow! And now as I sit at my desk window, the sun is shinning and the snow melts. BEAUTIFUL!!