Perhaps Swimming

21 Mar

It’s not surprising that reports of mental health issues are on the rise in this time of Covid. When my youngest brother died of brain cancer in 2000, I sat on the couch every night for a year, it was as close to depression as I’ve gotten.

Michael on the left. His hair was growing back after his first brain surgery,

One of the things that pulled me out of the dark was swimming. Last night I found an old diary where I wrote about loving to exercise, specifically swim.

Training for the Bacalar open water competition several years ago.

I moved to Bacalar to be able to swim. I have the answer to the blahs in my back yard, cold water and exercise. I just have to do it. My goal this week is to get up earlier and swim before the wind picks up causing the waves that make it more difficult. The motivation of even ten years ago is more difficult to find these days.

My triathlon days.

Fingers crossed it works. Seems I cross my fingers a lot these days.


Ain’t it the truth.

6 Responses to “Perhaps Swimming”

  1. N Nichols March 21, 2021 at 9:39 am #

    An ideal retirement.

    But then, I have G’daughter I’ll never leave.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 21, 2021 at 9:58 am #

      So do we, five grandchildren. Never thought it would turn our this way. The best laid plans….


  2. Emilie March 21, 2021 at 11:14 am #

    I understand that part about motivation. Mine seems to be missing in action.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      Swimming has been an important part of my life for thirty five years. If I can muster motivation to do nothing else, I’m good.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott March 22, 2021 at 4:08 am #

    Well done you. You have my total admiration!

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