Heck, I am pretty reasonably in shape. I pole dance. I do yoga. I have 5 kids- I have to chase them.
We went to a pool last week. Princess's friend wanted to go off the diving board. I made a deal with her, if she did, I would.
I walked to the end of the board- and thought what the hell am I doing here? I am 31 years old. I have no need to be on a diving board. Worst, I took my glasses off and I am really blind without my glasses so my biggest concern was swimming to the side of the pool to climb out.
But like any stupid move I have made, I jumped. It should be noted, I am a good swimmer. I just have to wear my goggles--you know the blind thing.
However I was in the water, it was sink or swim, and tread water (thanks for that 15 minutes treading test- legs only) wipe water out of my eyes and swam to the side. Easily. It felt good. My kids laughed. It was great to see them laugh.
We swam for a bit more, then headed home, I have no idea what the hell made me do that- but I did. It was fun- but I am not doing it again.
Having fun with my kids is the best part of parenting, seeing their faces light up seeing them laugh- it was a great way to release some stress.