“Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.”
I have figured out that there will always be someone who can walk faster, climb higher, run longer, swim faster and jump more gracefully. Exercise is not a competition or a way to prove that you have superior strength, dexterity or elegance.
It’s personal. Exercise is taking care of you. It is doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.
The fun reason: I joined a belly dance class and ended up dancing on the Vancouver Sea Wall.
The peaceful reason: Learning intricate moves from a Tai Chi master.
The dramatic reason: Tap dancing to hip hop music with kids 20 years younger than me (that didn’t last long).
The friendship reason: Taking my walking polls out for a spin with my friend.
Whatever it is, it is being comfortable with your setting and what you are doing. It is finding a home.