Musings from the center of the pool at MIT Masters (and beyond)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Swimming Still Wins
As I was lying on the physical therapy table this week I was telling my PT Andrew about my weekend, and how I went on a nice long trail run. He looked at me funny and said "you just told me you went on a trail swim". This came on the heels of me overhearing another patient mentioning his wetsuit and asking "what race are you doing?" when he was just heading up to go surf in NH. So, it's come to this. After over a month out of the water, I have become obsessed with getting back in the water. However, given that I try to make lemonade out of lemons, I decided to do a pro/pro list to see what I have gained in this time off. As you can see from the list, there are lots of benefits, but with apologies to Andrew and my massage therapist Morgan, I would trade all of the right hand column for the opportunity to text about how hard the workout was. I am not quite at the point where I want to add chlorine to my shower, but that might be an illogical next step.