I knew it would be hard but I was totally unprepared for how big the challenge would be!
As a competitive runner and cyclist my first swimming lesson ever was certainly much harder than I could have imagined!
To the observor the drills would have looked innocuous but for me co-ordinating various parts of my body in an unfamiliar manner proved highly complex and extremely frustrating. Unfortunately I have taught myself bad technique for the last 10 years and this evening I asked my body to completely change what it was used to.
I decided to take swimming lessons in the hope that one day I might compete in a triathlon and who knows possibly an Ironman much further down the track.
Thanks Lea for the support, help and encouragement you gave this evening as you saw me battle with implementing the drills and overcoming my mental obstacles.
As commonly known there is No Gain Without Pain so I suppose I need to embrace the pain as I'm sure it must get easier with time and application!