I had a good swim today.
My day at work did not start off so well. As the day went on, my stress level increased. By early afternoon, I was at wits end. I left work and went straight to the gym. My goal was to swim, then go home for a little while to walk the dogs, and return to the gym for my swim lesson. My afternoon did not go as planned, it was better.
As I walked to the pool, the water was smooth. Yes! I had the pool all to myself. Before getting in the water, I emailed my swim coach to see if we could meet earlier than we planned. She didn’t respond, so I began my 1500 yd swim.
My first 200 was better than I expected. I kept going. I finished my first set of drills, and saw someone walk into the pool area. It was Nick. I completed my second set of drills, then my cool-down. As I was taking off my swim cap and googles, another person entered the pool area. It was my swim coach. She happened to show up to the pool early for her 4:45 session, so we had a quick lesson before I left.
We chatted about my progress in the pool. She watched me swim and gave me a few more items to work on. She complimented me, saying I looked much more comfortable and confident in the water compared to when she started working with me a few months ago. I finished with her as Nick was getting out of the pool. Talk about perfect timing!
Even though I had a rough start to my day, it ended on a high note with a fantastic swim and positive feedback on my progress in the pool.