You Can't Cry With Swimming Goggles On
Well Not For Long
This very simple, very silly statement has been a lifesaver for me - swimming nearly every weekday is not only my exercise but in the pool is where I get my head straight - so much cheaper than therapy! I know the rhythm and the movement for runners can be the same, clearing the mind. I find myself in such a clear headspace that I can work out every kink and every problem calmly.
The sensuality of water too, and my own feeling of release that I get in it is also the best time for story ideas, and working through posts in my head. I've made so many friends at the pool and I think it's because of the naughty grin which is almost always on my face!
And when it is tough, and even with the constraints my goggles do fill with tears, like yesterday, I only have to think of my mantra and I can smile, and get back to ploughing up and down, knowing too that every length will lift me more and the effort is worth it.