Anyways, I think I decided what my problem is.....
I'm a yards swimmer and always have been. So when we moved here almost three years ago (I can't believe it's been that long already!) and all pools were meters, I thought that was a bit crazy so I kind of just stopped swimming. It took me a while to get back into it and once I did LCM didn't seem that bad anymore. I certainly didn't want to race LCM, but finally I decided that it makes more sense to train LCM than yards for longer open water swims. Obviously, the ocean would be ideal. But I'm not a fan you live on an island surrounded by the ocean, get used to it!, I'll do it, but I much prefer being on the pool, swimming yards, so why not just swim yards all the time you ask,? well on this little island it's rare you find a SCY pool, or at least I haven't found one that isn't on the opposite side of the island from me.
Finally, I bit the bullet and start swimming LCM and it wasn't terrible. Over the past year I've been swimming a good amount, 3, maybe 4, but probably 3, times on a good week. So, now that all read most of the pools have switched over to SCM my hours in the pool have drastically decreased, again. I've learned that I absolutely
At the pool on Tuesday, I decided to swim SCY! I don't know why I didn't do this a month ago when the pool switched over to SCM or SCY. I had an awesome swim, super confidence boosting (side note: the old man in the lane next to me asked me how to kick and if he should bend his knees (think 2 year old child learning how to swim, kicking and bending their legs and not moving anywhere) because my kick looked much different from his....you think? You're wearing a flotation belt, fins, and a snorkel to get yourself down to the other end of the pool, I would hope my kick looks a little different from yours, I've been swimming competitively for 20 years (wow 20 years that makes me feel old)! I was very nice to him and helped him out for a little while and he was super appreciative. I think he even got from one side of the pool to the other (25yards) in about 3 minutes, instead of 5 after I helped him!)
With all that babbling I just did, I guess I could have just said, I am a little more excited about swimming today than I was at the beginning of the week. So from now on it's either SCY, LCM (if I can find one or am in the mood to drive to one), or the ocean if I can brave it.