I had a near death experience while swimming laps in my pool this Saturday.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone and get a workout while in the pool with my boys. So after playing a bit of volleyball with them I started swimming laps.
Well, I don’t think I need to tell you how bad of shape I’m in, right?
So about the third lap my legs feel sluggish. And my lungs start to hurt a bit. But I decide to push myself. I mean, “no pain, no gain” right?
Halfway through the fourth lap I start to feel the “burn” and think to myself.. this is good, right?
But then my legs got really tired. My lungs hurt, my legs cramped up. I didn’t know what to do. Should I turn around and go back? Wouldn’t it be sooo ironic if I drowned. Right here. Right now? With only a few strokes back to safety?
At first it was funny but then I started to panic. I can’t seem to push myself to go any further. This was gonna be the death of me. I’m going to die! Drowned. In the pool. With my family inside. They are going to come outside in a few minutes and see me floating. With fluid in my lungs. I hope one of them know how to ressucitate me!
Just a few more strokes.
It’s all I’ve got.
My life starts flashing before my very eyes. I have laundry piled up I’ll never get to. I have a stack of dishes in the sink.
I never got around to shampooing the carpets.
I should have painted the boys room a long time ago. They’ve been asking for a while.
My bathroom needs to be cleaned too. Who’s gonna take of all these things if I go??
Then I realized I could actually reach the floor and the panic subsided. But not before my life flashed before my very eyes. All the things I HAVE gotten around to doing. All the love I have that’s surrounded me. Great friends. A wonderful family. A nice house. An awesome husband.
And can I just say something?
DAMNED I lead a blessed life! I think next time I’m in the pool I’ll cherish it by doing what I do best.