Jun 12, 2011

 
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Just keep swimming...


This is not my pool. My pool is surrounded by 40 year old trees that vomit teeny tiny little leaves into the water every time the wind blows. Or a bird flies by. Or you sneeze.

Yesterday, it was 103 degrees. Hello PHX. I checked the water temperature in the pool: 82 degrees. I dipped a toe in the water...yeah, I can do this. So I go inside, and put on my suit, and get my cap (because otherwise my hair will dye the pool pink), and my goggles (because otherwise the sun will burn my eyeballs), and jump in. Ok, let me rephrase that: I ease in. It took about a minute to acclimate, but the water felt good.

So, off I go. I'm about 3/4 of the way thru my first lap when I realize that the deep end, which is partially shaded in late afternoon, is approximately -273 degrees Celsius. Have you ever seen a cat jump out of water? Yeah, it was kinda like that.

Once The Crandall stopped laughing (about 13 minutes later), he informed me that if I did my swimming before 1PM, you know, when the pool is still in full sun, I'd be less likely to accidentally give myself a heart attack.

Today it is again 103. I took his advice, went for a swim around noon, and omg, I almost didn't get out. And also, omg, I am totally out of shape. Apparently, calling a 6 month wine and cheese binge "pilates for my mouth" does not qualify it as an exercise program. Which is a shame, really, cuz it sure was a lot of fun.
 
 
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Tophe
Jun 14, 2011
Does your pool become a superconductor on the shaded side?
 
ellerandall
Jun 15, 2011
Duh, of course.
 
 

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