the runner, she went swimming today! and she didn't drown!
actually it wasn't so much swimming as it was learning to breathe in through my mouth, out the nose with the face underwater. Then some gliding, breathing in through my mouth, out the nose. then some gliding, breathing in through my mouth, out the nose, with my head turned to the side. then some gliding with some kicks. then, gliding, count to three, start kicking, count to three, breathe, stroke, stroke, come up, applause. Do it again.
Very beginning stuff, for a very beginning swimmer. Our instructor is a wonderful little undergrad boy who is very patient, very helpful and exactly what we need. And now I smell like chlorine, even though I showered. And I'm very glad I ran 3.1 miles with NanoMark this morning, because I can tell that I will have NOTHING left after I put the boys to bed tonight. But, hey, I got in the pool!
Baby steps, baby steps. Even with baby steps, constant forward motion will eventually get us to where we're going.