Skirt: New York & Company
Okay, I've mentioned that I'm training for a triathlon. I need to make a confession. I'm most certainly not training to win. I'm not really even training to finish. I'm training to not drown. For reals, you guys. This whole swimming thing is getting me down!
If you've been following me for a while, you'd know that I began running a year or so ago and quickly fell in love with it. After seeing my husband finish the Florida Ironman in November, I began to toy with the idea of doing a triathlon myself. But we have one tiny problem. I couldn't swim. As in, if I were ever in water over my head, I had a float. Period. Sure, I live near the beach, but I promise you anytime I went into the Gulf, I was clutching a floatie for dear life, praying that I wouldn't drown.
So, I started taking swim lessons. It took me about 1/2 of the lessons just to get the hang of breathing and getting my stroke right. I just finished my swim lessons last night and I can still only swim about 75 yards before I think I'm going to die. Straight up die. I get so out of breath and my legs start to feel like lead. I have three weeks before the triathlon. Three weeks to get myself to where I can swim 300 yards in open water without dying. Needless to say, I'm a little discouraged.
Sorry to be such a downer on this beautiful Friday... Do any of you have advice for me? Anything at all to buck up my spirits a bit?
I'm linking up today with Passion for Fashion, Two-Thirty Five Designs and The Life of the Party.