Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So, yesterday was my second appearance at the Masters class at the DDAC pool. Christie pretty much skipped the regular routine with me and had me working on getting my form perfected. There are a lot of things I didn't know about swimming and a lot of bad habits that I've developed. For instance, did you know, it's not really about using your arms to propel you through the water? You twist your hips back and forth, using the muscles in the side of your body to pull through the water. It's very hard to get down. I'm also crossing my arms and my feet are going too wide. Working on correcting these things is a very hard challenge. But I'm enjoying it a lot. I really like that I'm actually learning how to swim effectively. Doing all this extra stuff going down the lane sure is real tiring though. I can't wait till it's muscle memory!!


Groff Family said...

I am a horrible swimmer due to a bad shoulder, so I always think it is way cool to hear other people's swimming stories. Sounds like you are really enjoying it! Good luck getting the technique down.

CM Stephensen said...


how did you hurt your shoulder?

Anonymous said...

Are you reading War and Peace right now, or is that book on your bookshelf because you want to read it? If you're going to read it I want to also.
p.s. I'm almost done with Breaking Dawn.

CM Stephensen said...

I finished Breaking Dawn two days ago. I wish there was more.

I had a goal to read it over the summer, but didn't get into it. I am planning on reading it. I would love to read it together.

MKShelley said...

HEY! I also just read Enders Game and Breaking Dawn. Both of them were SO good!