So, I just got back from a quick workout in the pool tonight. I decided to time myself (normally, I make a point not to, because it is so depressing). I have improved my 100 yd average from 2:10 in March to 1:47 today. That’s small potatoes for anyone who swims a lot, but it’s HUGE for me! I am constantly learning every time I get in the pool now. Today I learned that I am stalling a bit every time I take a breath, so I tried to keep my stroke consistent through each breath, and took a few more seconds off my times. When I was rinsing off afterwards I had the strange realization that I am….hold your breath….a triathlete now. That’s something that I have audibly said to numerous people that I would NEVER be. The swimsuit I started this season with is all faded and baggy, my arms are getting “buffer”, I prefer to swim outside when I can, and I look forward to each and every workout. I think I’m hooked for a long time. I am nowhere near burnout because of the way we’ve (Wes and I) approached this sport. Wes even gets pretty psyched when we “talk tri” these days. Now, if I could just swim a mile faster, since that’s what ultimately counts with all this swimming work……ah, well, plenty of time for that. I really love this sport.