We joined the YMCA. We have what is essentially a home gym downstairs but we almost never use it. I tend to view that space as “those machines are in the space where I could potentially have a dye kitchen.” But I digress.
Since we’ve been trying to get pregnant, we both feel it would be in our best interest to get into better shape and be healthier. And especially for me to find something that I can do before, during and after pregnancy. And for me, that is swimming. I love being in the water, moving through it and how very zen it is to concentrate on nothing but my breathing and counting laps. I know that sounds crazy, but it is what it is. Plus, as much as I like to run, my foot is still gets all hurty on me from time to time when I try to run for more than a week and a half. But when I swim, it doesn’t hurt at all. That is so win-win.
So the Y we joined has a pull that is open year round, which, how awesome is that? But the best part is that it’s a SALINE POOL! And I know you’re probably just all, yeah, whatever. But this is where I tell why it is not just yeah, whatever, but SO AWESOME! (Today’s word of the day is awesome. I cannot stop using it. I don’t know why.) Salt water = more buoyancy in the water. Which is good, but what is even better is that saline is not as hard on your skin or your hair! (Oh my god, I have become my mother.) And the not being as hard on hair and skin is very nice when you have decided to swim 2 – 3 times a week. I know this, because when I was in college and used to swim 5 days a week, chlorine will wreck a girl’s hair. And you can just forget about coloring your hair when you’re constantly in a chlorinated pool. So yeah, saline pool? It’s teh AWESOME.
Also, completely unrelated and yet kind of related, look! Sometimes we can be cute together.
Also, I can totally school him in the water. So, I win!