Thursday, February 26, 2015

Swimming at the Gym - Part Two?

I've been swimming at the gym several days a week.  At 5:00 in the morning.  Please, tell me how wonderful I am.

The things is there are a lot of people at the health club at 5:00 in the morning.  I thought I was all special and stuff the first day 'cuz I hauled my butt out of bed at 5:00 and was in the pool by 5:20.  Except when I walked in that first day there were already several people swimming.

Now my alarm is set for 4:40 and I get there at 5:00 and when I arrive there are more than a handful of cars in the parking lot and people walking on the track, on the machines and in the pool.

It turns out I'm not that special after all.

There's this whole world of people who seem to have been doing this all along.  I know.  Its CRAZY. It's like a way of life for them.

I feel like a little bit of an outsider, like a faker.  Like the other swimmers are going to call me out on it.  Most of them are like machines.  They never stop.  They do that flip turn thing and just go and go and go and go.    It's kind of a trip to watch out of the corner of my eye as I plod along and they zip past me.

I hope when I grow up I can be just like them.



4 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

Anybody who rises before 7 AM to go exercising is both special and wonderful. I can barely drag myself to my class for Aerobics for Middle Aged Dumpy Women by 9:30 AM.

I am cheering for you! GO, GO, GO!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm cheering you on from a bleacher seat. I never quite managed the early morning workout, so you have my respect.

Cha Cha said...

Uh, you ARE special! And I think anybody who sets their alarm for 4:40 gets a free pass and should never be called a faker at anything. You are awesome!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Never. Ever. Ever.

But I am happy to meet you there at 10 p.m.