Working out was truly the last thing I wanted to do coming out of my long day at work, but my husband and I had made plans to meet at the pool and I knew how much he wanted to swim so I decided I’d try. I’ve been noticing that I don’t have a very good sense of how far my belly extends these days and on my way out of the bathroom stall, I didn’t give myself enough clearance. I scraped my belly button on the door lock and reminded myself to be more careful next time! I got to the hot tub without any more disturbances and joined my husband very briefly. My back had been aching since last night’s show and I thought a short soak might do me good. I really just barely dunked myself but once I got into the pool and started swimming I noticed my backache was completely gone!
I had quite a bit of trouble catching my breath as I swam but I did feel fluid and graceful as I moved through the water. My husband’s new favorite is calling me לויתן- whale (he says it’s because I swim so well despite my expanding girth). I stopped to rest at the end of nearly every lap and took another break to give him a lesson in backstroke. I called it quits at 500 meters but felt more energized leaving the pool than I’d been all day!