Saturday, September 24, 2011

Swimming----in the Mud!

The day began with the sound of rain hitting against the windowpanes.

Dark, gray, and rainy equaled extra sleep.  Glancing at the clock, I grimaced when realizing it was 8:15 a.m. Usually, I'm at an indoor pool by 8:30 a.m. at least two to three times a week. It's about the only exercise I get.

Every excuse to skip my swim flew into my head. "Too late."  "Too wet."  "Too dark out."  Instead of listening to the negative voices, I got up, flew in and out of the bathroom, slipped on my bathing suit, sweat pants and shirt and ran out the door.

Now my hubs is putting in a brick walkway from the front porch and across the lawn to our driveway. It's only three quarters done. Once the rest of the bricks are laid, everything has to be grouted.

Still, I ran down the newly laid bricks toward my car, hurrying so I'd be able to get in at least 45 minutes of swimming. When my feet stepped off the bricks onto the lawn,  a massive slide began. Rain had soaked through the grass and underneath was a thick layer of mud.

Looking up, I saw the gray sky.  My towel was somewhere near my side, as well as my purse.  Picture a woman laying back down in the mud. That was me.

Struggling to get up out of the mud, my sweat pants felt like they had been dipped in cement. Same with the back of my shirt.

So what did I do?  Well, I folded my towel in half, mud side in, got into the car, and drove to the indoor pool.

A river of brown mud swirled down the drain in the locker room shower . My mud caked rubber clogs even got washed.

After the 45 minute swim, getting back into the mud caked pants and shirt was quite a challenge but I did it.

Who said exercise wasn't important to me?  Huh? Huh?  If one person said it wasn't, he'd get decked.

As for that brick walkway, it's now avoided at all costs until it's finished.



LDH said...

Oh, dear girl! What a morning you had. Bless your heart, you made the best out of it and even better... continued on with your plans! Kudos to you!

Dianne said...

Well since you made your swim, you are ok... Yes I have busted my butt in public on a couple of occasions! It's never fun... even if you don't get hurt!

Anonymous said...

If it was me-and I do admire your dedication-I would have continued to lay in the mud, first swearing then laughing. I would then procede to make mud angels for 20 minutes and call it good. (middlechild)

Linda O'Connell said...

Hope you are not too sore tomorrow. You have more diligence than I do. I'd be in a hot shower, clothes and all. and then back in bed.

When it storms here, they close the indoor pools for fear of lightning strikes :(

Michelle said...

You ARE determined -- good for you! I've fallen in public. More than once. Because I'm a total clutz!

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

I'm impressed that you got up and kept on going. Glad you weren't hurt. Yes, I've fallen in public more than once. Totally humiliating. Fell in the street walking from the train to work, tore my dress which I 'mended' with tape when I got to work. Keep up the good exercise! Joyce

Chatty Crone said...

Hey - you are determined to exercise - I am proud of you and proud to admit your fall.

I haven't feel in public - but once I feel at home and I tore my left shoulder - the AC??? - and it still hurts today.

Now once I went to the bathroom and when I came out 0 in Macy's - the gal came up and told me I had a line of toilet paper coming out of me!

I was horrified.


Victorian1885 said...

What determination! I am afraid I would have crawled into the house and gave up on exercising.. good for you!


Dayle said...

Bless you heart, Susan. I'm glad you weren't hurt. And my question is, how is your car? LOL!

I don't think I've fallen in public, but if I have it's been so long ago I've forgotten about it. I'm at the age now though, where anything is possible. :)

Kudos to you for pressing on!

diane stetson said...

Well Susan, I'm impressed. I'd have gone back in the house and rested for sure. Good for you.
I've never taken a fall in public and hope I never do.

elizabeth said...

WoW! That's committment!
Thanks for stopping by my place, and for your kind comment!

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