We celebrated Father's Day with donuts, bagels and coffee* and lots of father-son time**, 1:45 min to be exact while I OW swam at Walden. Fun was had by all though Petru did complain a bit that while we have Mother's Day and Father's Day, why not Kid's Day?
When I set out to swim I did not know how long I'd go for. I decided to swim across while keeping the R side of the pond in site, for safety. There were lots of swimmers at Walden early this morning. I oscillated from feeling part of the club to feeling self conscious of my stroke. But after about 10 min I grew comfortable into my swimmer skin. I felt one with the water, sighting every 10-15 strokes, and taking a break here in there to clear my goggles (hrr!!). About 30 min in, I saw large fish swimming below me. It was absolutely amazing.
I ended up swimming across, and then some, before I returned to see the boys and take Petru in the deep end for some mother-son playtime. He just discovered goggles and is now walking with them on or around his neck all day long.
If someone had told me last year that I would be swimming freely, alone, across Walden Pond, I would have dismissed them immediately. But 3-4 swims/week since October, lots of U-tube videos, books and bloggie advice, the wetsuit, and here I am, actually enjoying myself in the water! Oh, the possibilities....
* this was what Petru said daddy would want
** this is what Chris said he would want for father's day
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