You know what totally stinks about pregnant swimming?
1. How slow I am.
But, you know what totally ROCKS about pregnant swimming? Let me count the ways...
1. I actually feel almost normal!
2. I'm still doing (ugly) flip turns!
3. I can still sort of "race" the people next to me even though they don't know it! Totally caught up to this chick next to me after about 100 and then managed to squeak by 2 lengths ahead of her when I hit 200. Competitive Sara rears her ugly head six months pregnant. Yeah, uh...that little game doesn't work out for me when I'm "wogging."
4. Multitasking: since I can only lay out on my back, I can swim and get some color on my back, and then dry off while listening to a podcast or just chillin' on the flip side! BRILLIANT!
2000 meters seems to be a perfect distance for now. Not very far, but hey, it's somethin' at least! So all is well.
Except for one thing: tonight I had to say goodbye to Canada Jenn, my partner in crime and favorite running buddy for the past five years. In classic Sara style, it didn't hit me until I got in the car to drive home, which led to a pit stop at Malley's to get 2 chocolate covered pretzels. After that, I proceeded to cry the whole way home. She'll eventually end up somewhere on the west coast (after a year stint in Peoria, IL) to be closer to her family, which is great...except for me.
I miss my friend already! Boo.