Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fish(es) out of water

Swim Coach Tom arranged a breakfast meet-up for our new group. I mean, how much can you really get to know your lane mates when conversations are squeezed into that precious brief time between sets. It was neat to hear more about family and work life for everyone and what swimming means for each of us. (And of course that led naturally into talk of injuries and we have had, are having, or might have, LOL!)

I think one of great unacknowledged benefits of involvement in sports/fitness as an adult is that it expands your "people horizons" beyond what the rest of life affords. The swim/bike/run community spans so many age groups, professions, states of life, and interest areas. It's fun too in our little college town because there are always ways to connect the dots from one person to another. Someone always knows someone you know.

We all looked quite a bit different out of our suits, caps, and goggles and it took a few minutes for everyone to re-identify each other out of water.

This is a great time of year for these kinds of get-togethers. If you are part of a group, formal or informal, consider getting together without bikes, running shoes, or goggles.