Well, I drug myself out of bed this morning at 5:40 am and headed to a new gym, considering my old one is too far from our new house. I arrived at the gym at 6:15, and was ready to hop in the pool at 6:20. This is a far cry from my former set-up, where I could get up at 5:40 and be in the water at 6:00.
I digress. So I was trying out the Masters Swimming program that they have at this new gym. I was told that it was a bunch of triathletes, and triathletes are usually known to be not so great swimmers. Hence, I was worried that the program would be too easy for me.
I needn’t have worried. Not only are the participants great swimmers, there is a TON of them!!! The pool is only 4 lanes wide, and the lanes are not full competition width (meaning they’re very narrow). They were packing seven people into a lane. Geesh! I got put into the ‘slow’ lane, which at first hurt my ego a bit, but I was actually the same pace as them. I was baffled. I’ve been on three Masters teams before, and have always been one of the fastest swimmers.
I’m not sure if I’m going to buy into this program, though. The lanes are so packed that the only stroke you can easily do is freestyle, plus the pool resembles the ocean with so many people creating waves. I even smacked hands with a swimmer in another lane, which isn’t a fun experience. Ouch! However, this group does Sunday swims in Lake Tahoe during the summer, which sounds like a lot of fun.
Now, I’m back at the office, and guess what I’m doing?! Moving! One of the girls in our department quit last week, and I’m moving from my current office, which is really a wide hallway, into her immaculant office with an entire wall of windows. I’ll be looking out at the Truckee River every day. Sad part is, though, that I’ll only have these sweet digs through August, as our entire organization is moving to a new building — without windows. Whomever decided to build office buildings without windows should be shot!
In the mean time, I’ll pretend I’m a big wig with my huge windows, and a real door. In my entire career, I’ve had an office with a door for 2 months. I’m so excited to have meetings in my office, and then say ‘hold on, let me shut the door’.