Friend Karen from the St Louis Triathlon Club suggests I should replace my prior list of stupid reasons I use to skip swimming with a list of reasons why I should. Well, I never throw anything away, but there are things that can get me up and going. Continue reading
It’s no secret that swimming is not my forté. I grew up on a lake, and I rather enjoy open water swimming (swimming pools, not so much), I’m just slow. I’ve taken lessons and have made progress, especially at efficiency, but slow I remain. It seems that, like a lot of old runners, I have very little flexibility in my ankles so kicking doesn’t add to my propulsion. Need to fix that.
So, not too surprisingly, sometimes its a little hard for me to get out and swim. Today was a particularly bad day; I just didn’t to it. So I decided I would write down every reason I have used to not swim, so I can come back to this list and shame myself into getting that swim in. Continue reading