Recommended Reading: When I am Going Crazy, Make me Get in the Pool from Bipolar Athlete
I love this post from Bipolar Athlete on lap swimming. My favorite line: “It was like a cross between flying and being held.”
In the 3rd trimester of my 1st pregnancy, with that scary labor and delivery getting ever so closer, there was nothing more empowering and calming than lap swimming. Every time I left the pool, I would leave thinking, “Yeah!!! I can do this!”
AND…when my father died last year, it is no coincidence I disappeared to the pool before the flurry of services and sympathetic faces. There, I had an hour of just my thoughts and the rhythmic sound of my breath.
It’s amazing how grounded one can feel in the water.