Friday, February 24, 2006

Be the alligator

That's what I'm supposedly going to be reincarnated as. What are you going to be?

That's okay with me! Lay around all day, swim a little, eat big meals.... just like I've been doing for the entire Olympics.

That goes along with the visualization that my Australian swim coach Yurtie offered me: "I want you to imagine you're a crocodile and you're just cruising along looking at the mangroves. Your tail is moving effortlessly and it's rhythmically pushing you along. Imagine how effortless it is as you just hold a constant easy speed. That's what I want your swimming to be like. I want you to slow your arms down and just be steady. Plenty of roll, and plenty of glide. You must do a full stroke and you must be comfortable doing it. The full stroke should come right down your body as far as your thigh and you should give enough of a push to carry your momentum through the water until your next stroke."

I think I'll be an alligator, because they're a little nicer than crocodiles. Be the alligator.

In other news, The Olympics have sucked the life out of me and I've reverted to my former status as couch potato in this life. So being an alligator in the next isn't looking too bad right now. But things are looking up! Yay! Finally picked up my bike from the local bike shop so this weekend I'll ride, ride, ride!


Flatman said...

WTH? I am going to be a giraffe? What's that supposed to mean???

Ditto on the olympics and the bike riding this weekend!

'Zilla said...

I hear you on the couch potato! Oh my gosh, since the olympics started, I've been watching 2-3 hours of TV a night (usually only a week!), getting less sleep, and cursing Bob Costas and Dick Button regularly.

Gah! Make it stop! :)

Have fun on your rides this weekend, Nancy!

Bolder said...

oooooo... me likey.

if we get pissy -- can we chomp on the leg of a swim champ now and then because our parents didn't throw us in a pool when we were 3.

be the alligator.

Mica said...

I couldn't even read the post because of my irrational fear of alligators. I hope I don't have nightmares now!!

Geek Girl said...

LOL, I posted my recent comment about the couch before I read this.
BTW, I'm going to be reincarnated as a penguin, because I lead a good life (Ironic, because I'm such a cold weenie)

Keryn said...

I'm gonna be a horse. Apparently it has something to do with being honorable. Weird.

angie's pink fuzzy said... elephant...interesting.

TxSkatemom said...

zebra. Hmmm. I think that works.

Granny said...

I'm a rhino? 27% of species will be reincarnated on a higher plane than me.

That's probably better than I'm doing right now as me.

Hi stranger. I finally figured out why I couldn't get you on bloglines (I think) so I'll try to get back more often.

From Here to There said...

I had no excuses either Nancy, with a bike trainer and treadmill in my basement, but the call of the CBC's 22 hours of Olympics coverage (plus everything on demand the next day) and a flu bug had me on my butt for THREE weeks!

Off the couch missy!

U :)