During the past few weeks I haven't been training as much as I should have. Or could have. But I have been busy at home as well and headaches are not good when working out, so I have a bit of an excuse (yes, I know it's flimsy).
One thing I have done though is the swimming. The first training was pretty disastrous. Breathing in under water and things like that. The trainer said I wasn't a fish, but I realised the breathing was definitely a thing to work on. Fortunately the second training (last Monday) was a lot better. I managed to get my head under water while swimming! I was so pleased. Especially since there was a pack of piranhas swimming in that lake. Well, 38 other people, but it looked like piranhas.
Tonight we should have had a cycle training. Instead we had a swimming training and this time my friend came along to take pictures. The ones where I try and hoist myself into my wet suit needed a bit of editing (my two personal life buoys showed pretty prominently on some of them) and most of the ones where I was swimming aren't that interesting.
What was interesting though was the fact that I am getting more and more comfortable in the water. T1 and I was trying to drown myself. T2 and I was able to get my whole head under water and T3 and I was able to come up for air and immediately go under again. Not all the time, but I am working on it.
The most fantastic thing though: I am starting to look forward to this triathlon thing. I 'knew' I could do it, but now I know it for real.