Saturday, April 23, 2011
like a fish
I have lost about 15 pounds since the first week of February. I am doing Weight Watchers and have taken to the gym again. Actually I have taken to the swim again. It wasn't something that I felt super excited or comfortable doing at first. I don't like swimsuits. I like to be naked more than in ugly swimsuits. I swear.
But I have started to fall in love with cutting through the water and wearing goggles and tight swim caps and the all the swimmers bodies in the pool. I am feeling a groove.
The lane water is cooler by just a few degrees and people are serious and ready and working it out. There are no smiles in the lap pool.
Only pout facing pushing air out like porpoises as they turn their heads back into the water and dream about longer longer channels of water to race each other.
And I go underwater and look at everyone.
I mostly try and peek at form and how the hell do you do that butterfly move
but sometimes I am just in awe of the bodies
the perfect bodies
and even the old ones have broad shoulders and lean bodies and look regal as they float on by
the old ones look young until they come up for air
Do you like to swim?