Didn't really want to go swimming tonight after work. I was tired, achy, and looking forward to just chilling out on the new sofa. Sally felt the same.
However, we both knew that it would do us good and we would feel better for it, so we climbed into her new company car (Kia Venga, AKA the bouncy castle) and off we went. When we got to the carpark, we were a bit worried by the large number of other cars there - would it mean the pool would be busy? Was i about to get grumpy?
Well, no - as it happened, we had the pool to ourselves! The water was a little cooler than of late, but still pleasant enough. I felt comfortable and happy in the water, and started to do my usual half lengths. Then, something strange happened......
......i realised that i hadn't done half a length this time, it was more like three quarters, and if i could keep going just that bit further.........and then, that was it - i had done a length! For only the second time, and the first time for ages! Yeehaaaa.
Then i did it again. And again. And again. Altogether i did 8 full lengths and a few almost ones too. (i expect to ache in the morning!)
Buoyed (geddit?) with my new found success, i tried some floating on my back without help, and managed to do that too without any major hiccups. Even when it did go a bit pear shaped, i was able to recover it without incident.
I have to confess that i felt so pleased with myself, proud even, and i know that i couldn't have done any of this without the help and patience of the SAS. (Sally And Sue) - huge thanks to them both.