When I got to the gym to swim last week, all the lanes were full (full meaning 2, or more swimmers) except for one. I kicked off my sandals near the edge of the pool, waded into the water, and made my way to the lane where a middle aged man was preparing to start his laps.
“Hey, do you mind sharing this lane?” I asked.
He looked at me. “Maybe you’d be better off in the next lane over,” I looked over and saw two old ladies power walking in the pool.
“Um, those ladies aren’t even swimming,” I said, feeling my face get hot with a mix of annoyance and anger.
“I know,” he looked at me blankly “but I’m going to be swimming really fast. I just figured those ladies might be more your speed.”
I was stunned speechless. I could not believe that this guy thought he could tell how good of a swimmer I was just by looking at me. This was gymtimidation at its best.
“I’m just making a suggestion…” he said defensively.
“You’re not making a ‘suggestion‘ you’re making an assumption,” I replied flatly.
I could have explained to him that when a girl grows up in California with a pool in her back yard and takes swimming lessons for 5+ years, there’s a pretty good chance she can swim, even if she is plus size. But he wasn’t worth my energy. Instead I pulled my goggles over my eyes and swam at a good speed in his lane for 30 minutes.
People are so annoying… in other news, I lost 3 pounds this week!
This Weeks Work Outs: 3
Pounds Lost: 3
Weekly Goal: to get a swim, walk/run and yoga class in this week.
How’d you guys do?