A friend of mine recently talked me into doing a triathlon. Although this is something I have wanted to do for a while (see my to-do list), I was a little hesitant because I am not a swimmer. I guess this is what has kept me from thinking much about doing one in the past. But I agreed to do it with him.
We went swimming tonight with this friend and his family, and I got my first swim lesson. I was pretty confident that I would be able to make it through the swim, but now I am starting to realize how difficult this is going to be. I know how to swim, but have never really tried to swim for 'real.' I guess I did pretty well. At least he said my stroke looked pretty good. He gave me some tips to work on. And I definitely need to do some work. It's going to be a challenge, but that is part of the fun.