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Yesterday I was telling stories in 5ºB — like a maniac, I mean. The group turned out to be the most crowded group I have, and it was the last lesson in the day, ending at 9PM, so the feeling was more like being in the park, hanging out with friends and acquaintances!! And that makes me nervous, and then I start telling all kinds of stories, including things people who are not shy (not my case, outside the classroom) never tell! ANYWAY,
When I mentioned I was going swimming I got all mixed up with the number of lengths I swam on my first swimming day! The number did have a 2, but not at the beginning!! I didn’t swim 20 lengths, I mean, I swam 12. So that’s not particularly impressive, is it? Anyway, today I felt so guilty about the mistake I made that I tried to get to 20, but… I just managed 16. Now I have to sink further into humiliation and say that my lengths were far from stylish. Halfway the 50 meters I often had to turn around and just float and kick my way along to the other end, because it was all so tiring — and I got so tired! I also used a kickboard/float like kids when they learn to swim! Sometimes I half sank in the middle / halfway, because I got a pulled muscle in my toe or my goggles broke (I’ll never buy this kind again!). Then, while swimming the backstroke, I would bounce into the lane ropes and generally swim in crooked lines! In a nutshell, my swimming was pathetic! (Sigh.) But it was just my second day, yes! There’s hope for me!
I’m good at swimming breaststroke. I do look like someone who knows how to swim! Promise! But I can’t swim breaststroke anymore because of my back. I have spinal disk/disc problems and that would hurt me. So I have to swim the backstroke and crawl, but I’m not good at moving my arms in these styles. I manage the backstroke when I throw both of my arms backwards at the same time, but I’m pathetic when one arms goes after the other! Anyway,
Life’s all about learning, ain’t it?