Wardrobe malfunction…

On Wednesday I had an appointment with my doctor who I am
delighted to say is pleased with my progress… woooo-hoooo!!   I told him I had gone swimming last week and
was frustrated with only being able to swim 12 lengths and that I was annoyed
that the following two days I was a wreck. 
He gently reprimanded me and told me to lower my expectations.  He suggested that the next time I go swimming
to lower the lengths to 8 and observe how I am for the following 48 hours.  He also suggested I stop comparing my
performance with the days of old and to accept I was in a different season.
Little did he know I had the swimming stuff in the car
and was planning another dip straight after the appointment.  As I drove to the pool I pondered over the
value for money the swim was… 8 lengths for £3 hmmmm that’s 37p per length, not
great!  So I decided to go for 10 lengths
and accept that 30p a length was the best deal I was going to get.
I arrived at the pool, paid my money and got down to the
changing rooms. As I pulled my swimming shorts from my bag I realised something
was up. The mesh inner to the shorts was all mangled and stuck together. As I separated
it the inners broke up into pieces and it was then I noticed that the elastic
waist had also broken.  Had it melted in
the tumble dry?  Who knows but now I
faced a dilemma, did I get dressed and go home accepting the wasted time and £3
or do I chance the shorts.
 As I tied the waist cord as tight as I could I decided to
go for it…   As I walked to the pool I
wondered had I been wise as I realised the pool was fairly full of
females.  Persistent I carried on and as
I entered the water I suddenly was aware of more water than usual inside my
shorts.  As I swam up the pool feeling
like the kid on the Nirvana album of old I felt a freedom like never
before.   Delighted to complete my 10
lengths I wondered would the shorts hold as I exited the pool.  Thankfully they did and I drove home a happy
man having dumped the shorts in the bin on the way out.

Unfortunately but I can confirm that the doctor was
right.  I should have gone for 8 lengths
and accepted the poor value for money it represented.  That afternoon I was shattered and the
following morning along with the tiredness nausea returned.  I’m determined to keep pushing forwards… talk
soon!

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