Today I swam my first 1 KM swim since ... well, it's been a long, long time. It felt amazing! I wanted to get back to my swim routine for months but I didn't at the same time. Trying to add swimming back into my life seemed like an awful chore. I felt like I "HAD" to get back to my swim routine. There was no joy in returning to the pool. Why didn't I feel "the joy"?
At the time, I didn't understand that I just wasn't ready. I still needed to work out personal barriers to my joy.
Then over the weekend, I was having a conversation with my husband when it hit me hard. My body was craving to get back to the pool. I WANTED TO GET BACK TO THE POOL!!!! I am ready to get up out of bed Monday morning, jump into the pool before breakfast and get a Kilometer of swimming in before work.
AND I DID IT!
Thank you to all the patient and understanding friends that helped me face those personal barriers. Thank you to my patient and understanding co-workers for enduring my new eau de piscine.