I have a shocking confession....
I've been swimming...and I LIKE it.
No, I mean I REALLY like it.
In March I started swimming a little bit because I *had* to, in order to be able to pass a life guarding test. I hated it. It wasn't fun. I complained the whole time, and thought I was going to die with each lap. Certainly it helped my running, but I was only swimming in order to get through a test.
However, I had my first and second swimming lesson and now, I am enjoying swimming. Dare I say, I feel like I'm becoming a ... swimmer!
Swimming really and truly is all about breathing. Especially for a runner who already has pretty decent athletic ability, it's a matter of changing your breathing patterns and learning some certain skills. So thanks to a fantastic swim instructor and a motivational friend, I'm swimming! And I totally like it.
Now, whether I can actually survive swimming in a lake without going in to a total panic attack...that's another story!