Feeling so jazzed today. I grew up in the Southwest and was a real water baby for pretty much my whole life. Growing up we always had an in ground pool and for 9 months out of the year I would spend most of my free time in the water…. that or roller blading. My husband and I dated for years with water as our go to place… pool parties, public pools, waterparks, weekends at the lake, etc. I guess I married another water baby.
Then life got in the way after marriage and a desk job at a marketing firm meant the only water I got to see was at the gym. A move to Ohio kinda put a kibosh on any water all together. We get season passes to a waterpark in the summer but that is more for kiddie enjoyment and due to my guilt over not having had the means to teach my kids to swim. My brother and I knew how to swim before we could walk… having older kids who cannot swim is unfathomable to me.
Anyway, this week I got a lead on a gym very close to me that has a pool. I took a tour and within 2.5 seconds signed a 2 year contract… the water called to me I tell ya. That and I found out they were affiliated with my fave gym back in Phoenix. I knew I had a winner on my hands. This morning I went to my first water aerobics class and couldn’t get the goofy grin off my face. Now I keep going in the bathroom were my swimsuit is drying out just to smell that “pool smell”. I’m home! Or at least it feels that way.
It is ironic that I can feel so at home in what is sure to be a chemical soup. Not sure there is much I can do about that though. I do need to get a cap so I can avoid damaging my hair and I have my eye on a pair of water dumbbells to.
Anyone else love water and have to make due with a pool? Any tips on minimizing chemical exposure?