swimming 400 meters (.25 mile)
biking 16 kilometers (9.9 miles)
running 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
I didn't really want to do it at first because I'm not a "swimmer." But, then I figured, I'm a "runner" and in pretty good shape, so WHY NOT?
Let me tell you, I am so excited about it! My friend Kiera (also running the marathon) was a "swimmer" in high school so she is showed me the basics. Swimming is challenging! There is so much to it. Sure, if you get from one end of the pool without drowning you could say you swam, but really there are so many little things about it that if you do it all right, it's much easier.
So, I got me some fabulous goggles and now I have to practice. And that's the part I'm really excited about (the practice, not the goggles though those are great too). It's so fun to learn to do something new. As a child, pretty much everything is new. But as an adult, what do I learn new now? Not much. It's refreshing to have a challenge and something I have to work at to improve. It's like my brain has to work in a different way to learn this because it's a physical activity, not like school stuff, like math or history.
I don't know if that even makes sense, but I explained it the best I could. I guess what I'm mostly trying to say is, learn to do something new! And, don't be afraid to do something you've never done before! You might like it!