I've taken up swimming. My primary care physician (Dr. Voß) and two physical therapists have convinced me that swimming would be great for my knee (non-impact) and my shoulders (lots of resisted movement). I remember having a visitor last year tell me he really didn't believe that I don't like swimming. Well, now I can say . . .
I hate swimming. Here's why:
- It costs moola. (I've found a way to avoid this, though.)
- It is BORING! You can't even make up for it by listening to your iPod.
- It is something you really have to plan for according to when the pool is open.
- Sometimes, showering once a day or every two days seems like too much, and here I am doing something that not only requires two changes of clothes, it requires two showers and simply being wet.
- I'm swimming in other people's sweat and other unknown bodily substances . . .
- There are always lots of other people there who can watch you make a fool of yourself.
- You're in front of lots of people wearing very little.
- There are community showers and locker rooms. I just don't want to see what gets seen there!
- The German system makes it worse because there are only lanes, no open pool for just playing or something, so I feel pressure to swim faster with people behind me who all seem to be pros.
- But even though I try to keep up with other people, I feel like there's really no competition. I want to play a game! I want to win! Swimming laps just doesn't hack it.
I like that it covers a lot of skin and has a cute pattern and cute colors and even a bow on the side. But there are two problems (not to mention the price). One, the description says, "Our LeCover swim dress offers . . ." and I don't know if the word "dress" means "clothing" or that this is really a swim dress (in which case I don't want it anymore). Two, according to the size chart, I'm a small bust, a medium waist, and a small in the hips. Okay . . .