So glad I went swimming on Thursday when it was hot and sunny, because for the past several days since then it has been cloudy and a little rainy. On Thursday I had new goggles that are much more comfortable. I swam back and forth about five breaths at a time in front of the beach and it felt great to be able to do it. I saw women come in from a long swim–I had not seen them go out– and tried to imagine swimming a mile or more. It is hard for me to believe it’s even possible! With running, you can always stop and walk or even sit down if you’re just starting out and not used to it. Swimming, forget it, get out in the open water a little way and you can’t stop at all, it seems. There must be some way of slightly resting.