Today I shared a swim lane with another swimmer at the gym. I don't mind doing this at all because I feel like I can usually keep to my side without bothering anyone else who might be in the same lane. In fact, I have swam with up to 4 or 5 people in the same lane. That gets a little tricky but as long as everyone is at the same pace it doesn't really matter.
However, today the guy I shared a lane with said he didn't want to do it but that he would anyway. I wasn't sure how to take his comment, but I smile back, put on my goggles and waited patiently as he got to the other end before I started.
I had a good swim, but I found myself thinking of the guy next to me, hoping he wasn't going to torpedo directly into my head. I kept to the side of the pool and actually hit the ladder a few times I was so concerned with not impacting my fellow swimmer.
I ended up finishing my workout before he did and I left him there in the pool to no doubt shock another innocent swimmer looking to get in a few laps. As negative as he was, I think I learned something from him. The next time someone asks to share a lane, I will give them their preference of which side they would like to swim and won't let myself worry about the human torpedo.
Today's distance: 700yds
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Swimming laps and sharing lanes
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