In my mind I’m an amazing swimmer. I spent my childhood in the pool; I clearly remember a woman at the Centennial Baths in Invercargill, when I was about seven, making me swim 150 metres before she’d believe I was a good swimmer and let me in the big pool.
Then at high school I went to the pool sometimes three times a day and once swam a mile (about 64 lengths of a 25 metre pool in one go).
At my new job everyone gets a free swimming pool pass so recently I’ve been learning a few home truths. For example, that my technique is still good but my stamina is shot.
So then I get crazy ideas like, “I should try and swim a mile again.” And then in writing this blog post I found there’s actually a training programme for that, which looks a heck of a lot better than the couch to 5K programmes lots of people do.
This could be turning into something.