Mar 15, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
As some of you know, I don't work out, and have my body image issues. I haven't gotten naked in front of someone since I was a kid, and wouldn't be caught dead with my shirt off. As such, I haven't gone swimming in 15 years.
Our building has a swimming pool indoors, but it's only open in the daytime, so I would never be able to use it without others seeing me near-naked, so I never considered it a possibility.
A couple of nights ago, I went to put stuff in storage at 4am (to avoid the humans), and I noticed that the games room wasn't locked. I went to the pool and found it wasn't locked either! So I hummed and hawed over it a few minutes, then decided I'd grab my towel and trunks and see if I could try it.
Since everyone knows the pool should be locked at night, there was little chance anyone would even try but I would be devastated if someone saw me. But I got changed, had a quick shower, and got myself into that big, open pool room feeling all naked, though with trunks). It felt a lot like dreams where you're nude in public but you just keep doing stuff.
Took me like 8 minutes to get fully into the cold pool but eventually I did, teeth chattering and jumping around in discomfort. Spent 30 minutes doing sommersaults under water and trying to remember how to swim. Fuck did it exhaust me. I managed a lap of the pool on 2 occasions, played around, made up my own swim, remembered what it was like to be in water.
I reckon it will be the last time in my life I swim, so when I got it all out of my system, I got out, rinsed and started to get dressed. Hear a loud BANG, nearly shat my pants, ran into the bathroom for cover, I guess it was nothing. After I got dressed I went to the exercise machines and did exactly one butterfly press.
Back in my apartment... flopped into bed from exhaustion.
There. I exercised. Be happy.