First of all, I had to go to a different pool than the one I am used to from 10 years of aqua jogging, which by the way looks like this:
Yes, your feet do not touch the ground and there is no one there to help you stay above the surface. Hence the sporty endeavor.
I managed to find the facilities all by myself, meaning that I found the hospital where they took my wisdom teeth (3 of 4) years ago. Their pool is the place of bliss, but they also entertain with a total redesign of their facilities including where the main entrance is located, new buildings, paths were hedges used to be and so on. I bravely ask for the way and get a supposedly understandable answer: "Take the right aisle up to elevator A6. Press the button that says "Pool" and guess where you'll end up."
All done. Tragic is that the elevators opens right into the actual indoor-pool-room, which is entertaining as old ladies in swimsuits attempt olympic exercises, but also a bit embarassin as I am pretty sure I am not intended to enter this way and overall not in my street clothes including non-pool-suitable shoes.
Retreat and attempt to find a way that leads to the changing rooms.
Successful. The pool is really small and yippeeh my head manages to stay out of the water's range while my feet can still touch the ground. And 3 minutes into this new class, I know that I'll sign up for the follow-up course right away.
10 minutes into this new class, I start phantasizing about food. Yes, this is where the Food September appropriate content starts. Is it just me or does water sport make you so much more hungry on the spot than other sports? Running makes me thirsty, riding my bike makes me tired and so on, but water sports make me phantasize of food. Of all the high-calorific joys I could enjoy after all this workout stress who needs to take a shower and use a towel first I don't.
This time I could not help but think of toast hawaii.
picture by Florian Siepert
Luckily there was neither pineapple nor ham around and I was too tired anyhow to eat anything but chocolate and drink about 39 gallons of water.
What do you crave when exercising?