After doing CrossFit for the past seven years, I’m going to change the routine (not that CrossFit is routine, because not being routine is sorta the point of CrossFit). I still love heaving heavy objects into the air above my head, but my aging body wants to do something I did for decades long ago, before CrossFit or biking or any other happy-making form of exercise.
I wanna swim.
I’ve joined an athletic club that has a swimming pool. Yes, it has weights and machines that I will use, and classes that I might take. (Plus stuff I plan to avoid — like yoga.) But the main attraction is the pool.
Blue light, buoyant. Sliding smooth, breathing steady. Calm in motion.