Thursday, February 26, 2015

Swimming at the Gym - Part Two?

I've been swimming at the gym several days a week.  At 5:00 in the morning.  Please, tell me how wonderful I am.

The things is there are a lot of people at the health club at 5:00 in the morning.  I thought I was all special and stuff the first day 'cuz I hauled my butt out of bed at 5:00 and was in the pool by 5:20.  Except when I walked in that first day there were already several people swimming.

Now my alarm is set for 4:40 and I get there at 5:00 and when I arrive there are more than a handful of cars in the parking lot and people walking on the track, on the machines and in the pool.

It turns out I'm not that special after all.

There's this whole world of people who seem to have been doing this all along.  I know.  Its CRAZY. It's like a way of life for them.

I feel like a little bit of an outsider, like a faker.  Like the other swimmers are going to call me out on it.  Most of them are like machines.  They never stop.  They do that flip turn thing and just go and go and go and go.    It's kind of a trip to watch out of the corner of my eye as I plod along and they zip past me.

I hope when I grow up I can be just like them.