Monday, July 25, 2011

suit up!

Today I made some unexpected purchases.  Impulse buys that are very different from my usual ones.  No shoes, no jeans, no lipstick (well, ok,  I did buy some jeans, but that's for another post).  I bought myself a month's membership at the gym here and a bathing suit.  Not a cute lay-out-on-the-beach one.  A serious I-think-I-plan-on-swimming one.

image from poolweb

Yeah, ok, I'm still a little wishy-washy about it.  I've been wanting to start swimming for almost a year now, but in my daily life I'm so exhausted that there's no possible way I could do any more exercise outside of classes and rehearsals.  But the idea of physical exertion without any motives other than feeling good and fit is definitely appealing to me, as is the mere idea of immersing myself in water and simply moving.  So now, here I am, on vacation, nothing but time on my hands, and I'm doing it!  Or at least, I intend to! I'm incredibly excited about this.  I don't even remember if I know how to swim, but I'm giddy like a kid on the first day of school.

Anyone out there a swimmer?  Anyone wish they were?


  1. I've always wanted to be a swimmer. I mean, I know enough to keep me alive and have fun. But it isn't always pretty. I do love the water, good luck with this adventure!

  2. I wish I were a swimmer. It's supposed to be such great excersize!

  3. I am becoming a sort-of-swimmer. I am really active in the gym, but about a year ago I took a class for swimming laps. Because it wasn't something that I'd ever really done for fitness, it was difficult and it had amazing results. The downside for me was the pool. The chlorine was really bad for my hair and it wasn't a pleasant environment. However, since I live in Greece, I'm keeping it up at the beach. I have some goggles and a few times a week I go to the beach and actually swim up and down it (hardly anyone exerts themselves, ever, here). It's much better in the sea!


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