Have you ever visited Lisa at 110pounds.com ? She found me somewhere along the way, and I’ve become a fan of her blog, have gotten to know her, and think the world of her. She was looking for guest bloggers a while back, and I wrote one that I liked so much I wanted to take back and put up here! I didn’t though, it’s up on her blog today, and hope that you all go and read it, learn from my 8 mistakes, and say hi to Lisa!
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I also have somewhat of a rant related to one of the 8 mistakes, but you HAVE to read the guest post first. Or my rant just makes me sound like an angry person.
Injured runner says: “omg, I can’t run for X amount of weeks, what am I going to do?”
I say: “Get in the pool”
Injured runner says: “I can’t swim”.
I said the same thing in November. I didn’t know how to properly swim when I started my adventures in the pool in January, 2011. TWO-THOUSAND-ELEVEN. Just three months ago.
Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you have the internet. The internet has countless resources for everything. EVERYTHING. After a few times in the pool, I used the magic of the internet to learn about swimming. I watched YouTube videos, I read informational sites, I read blogs, I bought a book to hold in my hands, and I got into the damn pool and attempted to put together all of the things that I learned from those swimming resources.
Am I as good as Michael Phelps? No. But I can swim laps for an hour without drowning and feel darn good about it. If you follow my blog, you know that I now take lessons, but I swam on my own for two months before I started lessons. To be honest, I didn’t need the lessons. My instructor sort of doesn’t know what to do with me because there isn’t very much to fix. I don’t swim perfectly, I probably have some faults with my form, I sometimes struggle with breathing, but I am in that pool TRYING.
It’s not that you can’t swim, it’s that you plain just don’t want to.