Thursday, 10 December 2009

Back In The Drink...

"Believe nothing, no matter were you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." ~ The Buddha

I was back at the pool this morning for the first time since getting home. Come to think of it, I was back to actually doing something since I got home! This week hasn't been a great one, from dealing with a nasty stomach virus that necessitated staying in close proximity to the ceramic throne, to recieving sad news (honestly, I can take no more sad news) to it being bitterly cold outside compared to what I had been experiencing the last couple of weeks. So venturing out to the pool this morning was a welcome adventure!

It is widely known now that I have decided to move on from IM training, therefore there was some question about my presence at the pool. All in good fun of course. My response, 'I like swimming, why would I stop swimming??' That is a true statement; however more to the point is that I love the local mermaids and mermen that are there. They give me a very wonderful way to start the day.

I had no plans for my swim - a nice change. I brought my padels and pull buoy out to the pool deck, but ended up just doing some laps. Not before chit chatting with Sue until her hubby/coach said, 'You guys can talk at coffee after - get swimming!' Yes Sir! So we swam.

I did a nice easy 1100 m that took me a half an hour. Too funny. In my defense I threw in 100m of kicking, which usually has me going backwards. How it is this happens, I know not.

By the end of it I was chatting with Jaimie, which is when John walked in and said 'Are you going to swim or chat all day?' Sheesh, can a girl not spend a little time playing catch up?? I got out of the pool pretty soon after and headed for coffee with some of the gang. Well, hot cocoa, cause I've never acquired a taste for coffee. Love the smell of it though.

I must admit, it feels a bit weird not to have a game plan for the future. I have no races scheduled, no training plan, nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Huh...

I think I can get used to this...

Peace out my lovely friends.


  1. I see you have foUND thE PERFECT BLOG background!!! Rockon!!

  2. Peace! Love! and enjoy! nothing wrong with jut doing that is their! great to see you smiling!!

  3. This post resonates with me. It is soooo nice to just do your own thing and get back to doing the simple things that make you happy. Love the new blog look! Glad you're back-nothing can bring down the Suzinator!!!

  4. Glad to see that you aren't going to degenerate into total slugitude. However, the blog background, much as I know you love the colour, hurts my eyes.

  5. Love the new blog look! Enjoy just doing what you want to :) Unlike you, I have not been in the pool since August. I hate the pool here though and there are no mermaids or mermen to get me there!

    Oh and PS the Word Verification is snots

  6. First off...I love the new look!

    Second...I am so sorry about the bad news this week Susi. Big hugs your way.

    Third...thanks for reminding me that I need to really think about what I want to do for swim classes in the new year.

    Fourth...thanks for the massage recommendation yesterday!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you are feeling better.

  7. The new blog background is totally YOU, Susi! Happy IM retirement, too. Andrew is enjoying his semi-triathlon retirement with ski patrol and the unscheduled joy of running. I'm sure that S&R will keep you busy, too. Enjoy your trip 'back home'. :)

  8. PURPLE POWER PRINCESS and skull and crossbones too!!!!!! YAY!!!! I LOVE the new background!! YAY!!!!

    Amber wins the most hilarious word verification award! Hahahahaha!! As long as the "snots" stay out of the pool, eh? Hee-hee!!!

  9. You mean people live their lives without impending Ironmans on the calender...that is interesting and yet oddly peaceful.

  10. I feel like I'm in the same place as you. No races scheduled, no training requirements, etc. It still feels odd but it's refreshing too. I still haven't gotten used to it and want the guilty feeling to wear off (it hasn't yet). But I enjoy it, too. I hope it is a good break for you, too.

  11. It's kind of nice, isn't it. Just do what you WANT to do. I'm kinda loving it myself.

    Love the new bloggy background.