Earlier this week, I read a thread on Slowtwitch that focused on what people think about when they are swimming, biking or running. The thread was pretty interesting. Some people talked about how they get into a “Zen” and get really self reflective. Others comment that they focus on their form, what they’re trying to accomplish during the workout, and such.
Apparently, I’m nowhere near as deep as some of those folks.
I decided that I’d sort of keep track of things I thought of during last night’s swim; randomness prevailed. Some things were focused on what I was doing….and others were, well, just random.
For your reading pleasure, a few of the really random things that popped in my head during the 75 minutes I was in the pool:
“Man- it’s really windy tonight”
“This water is colder today than it was Tuesday”
“Why are lane lines black?”
“Breathe on 4 strokes, then 2”
“That was a great lap!”
“Don’t cross the arm over center”
“Why is the swim coach yelling at his kids?”
“I love warm water coming out of the jets”
“I need to pee”
“I wonder how many people just go in the pool?”
“90 degree elbows on the pull”
“Ugh – that burp tasted like peanut butter”
“What lap was this?”
“I love that Yoda knit cap that coach has on”
“I wonder what swimming in Lake Erie will be like?”
“Earth has no burdens that Heaven can’t heal” – lyric from a David Crowder song
“Blow out from your nose”
“Tuck your chin”
“It’s gonna be cold when I get out!”