Friday, August 7, 2009

I was a Fish in my last birth

Let me introduce you to my latest love of the purely self indulgent nature. This new found love has overtaken my life completely. You might have noticed the absence from the blog. Reading as well as writing. This time though I am not complaining.

So yes coming back to my latest fascination – its swimming. Yeah, bring it on. But first a bit of history.

Now, yours truly has never been scared of water, being a Cancerian, I guess, has nothing to do with it.

Remember I mentioned that we had moved to this fantastic new place earlier this year? So the same place along with being the incredible place it is also boasts of this awesome swimming pool. First look and I was rearing to go, there was only a slight hitch – I didn’t know how to swim. I did some frantic running around the apartment to find out if they have any plans of getting a coach but I was told no such thing was happening for quite some time. Subsequently one fine evening, when the pool looked way too inviting I decided to jump. I was of course accompanied by a friend who knew how to swim, quite well. Some emotional atyachar later she agreed to teach me. 2 days of coaching is what I got from her. And then as always work overtook my life and swimming was forgotten.

Then about 3 weeks back, the urge to jump into the pool came back. This time I had dear friend, who now also happens to be my neighbor, for company. Since then I have gone for a swim each day (ok, I did miss twice) irrespective of what time I get back home and in-spite of how cold and windy the weather is. I don’t remember when was the last time I got so crazy about doing something. I am rather proud of myself as 2 days of coaching and another 2 days of splash splash, and lo behold, I know how to swim.

Yes I picked up the trick, and I am able to swim rather well now. Freestyle and backward both. And yes I am able to finish vertical laps as well, about 10 – 15 of them.

The way I feel when in water is nothing less than euphoric. Floating backwards, staring at the stars with cool breeze on my face. Ecstasy!! There is this constant chlorine smell in my nose. As evening approaches I start getting restless, itching to get away from everything and go to the pool. Usually the earliest I land up there is like 9ish. And once in I am the happiest. It’s magical. I wonder how I stayed away from water for so long!! It’s a blessing that I have K for company who if not more is at least as passionate about swimming. Aman too joins in but mostly only on weekends.

So right now it’s going great. For a change I am shutting my laptop and heading to the pool each day. That will explain the lack of new posts. This new obsession has earned me quite a few new nicknames as well which I will not divulge for obvious reasons.

So that was about my latest crush, do you too have one?


rahul said...

came here through twitter..really nice blog..and yeah swimming is picked it up quite fast!!

Masood said...

Finally you post! Been waiting for 2 weeks now....

Btw, where have you been lady? So late to comment on my blog also...

OK now let me read the post! ;)

Iya said...

thanks Rahul, welcome to my space..

Masood - lol, u read the post then u'll know where i have been..

Masood said... I know! are forgiven :)

me also joined a gym close by which has an awesome swimming pool but haven't really taken a dip yet. There always something else more important. But reading how passionately you've been swimming jagaoing the swimmer in me as well.

Done! Aaj shaam se start.... :)

About my latest crush, which explains why I haven't gone swimming yet, is none other than my little baby!

Hopeless Romantic said...

oh new template..nice...i like swimming too...enjoy!


mindspace said...

in the month of may i decided i want to get into the pool and this time swim on my own.. after 3 lessons, i was able to survive in the deep end which is 8.5 feet deep.. I was so happy that i sat down and wrote a note on swimming instructions in terms of my experience and was even thinking of posting it on blog but then since it went on to become a longish doc with my love affair with water etc, i resisted making it public.

Why i am telling u all this is coz in the introductory para there, even i mentioned that i must have been a fish in my last birth.... so when i read ur new post title, i knew what the post is all about.

water is my love too..
enjoy ur strokes and try doing new moves in there :) its really fun!

Rush said...

the water is ur new heartthrob..i can totally resonate with that..the sounds of water making waves..crystallsing my mind for a second..the feeling is bliss and its one boyfriend i can never overcome!!

Piper .. said...

:) yeah, I love swimming too. I`m just a lil embarrassed to go to the pool here at the univ though.Have gained so much weight now :(

Indyeah said...

*same pinch* Iya:)) I too am a watrebaby:) and I LOVE swimming:))

been swimming for as far as I can remember:))
can so understand your new love and current obsession:D:D

proud of the way you have learnt:)) coz believe me I have seen many people hesitate and with good reason too:)
so to pick it up in two days?WOW! just WOW!
keep at it ! :)) its healthy as hell!:))

Monika,Ansh said...

You are a true fish! YOu learnt all thsi in just a couple of days!! Sure, u r not joking?

Ekta said...

You picked it up too fast... i mean, 2 days is just 2 fast. I am so scared of water that I don't think I will ever be able to do that... I have lots of other phobias too... :P and yes, I like the new look of your blog... You rock girl!

~anu~ said...

way to go!!! go fish go :)

~anu~ said...

my latest crush by the way is - you know it - driving! :)

Meira said...

You're a champ!so proud of you :)
Take the laptop to the pool side and post from there? er...ok, no.

Kanupriya said...

Oh yes, I vouch for the same, considering your love for water, I think you were a fish :).
New header looks awesome and bright :)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

I am a water baby myself, so I know the feeling.

I rediscovered my passion for swimming too, very recently so right there with you!

Meira said...

and I came over personally to invite you . Hmppf!

Iya said...

@ Masood - ur crush is sweet enough to keep u away from every thing.. i wont be complaining :)
@ Hopeless Romantic - thanks and thanks again
@ Tara - LOL, u too. so u know what fun it can be..
@ Rush - trust me, it is..i am so loving it..

Iya said...

@Piper - comon, once u r in the water it wont matter at all.. trust me..
@ Indyeah - thank u so much..ur comment is so so sweet..
@ Monika, Ansh - not joking at all, i did learn it so quickly..
@ Ekta – come over, i'll make u get rid of your phobia..thanks so much

Iya said...

@Anu - yes, of course i know ur latest crush.. as in my case driving is right after swimming
@Meira - thank u ji..laptop idea - dhuh... and looks like i missed when u informed me:(
@ Kanu - who else knows it better than u.. get well soon and come back to the misses u
@ M4 - great to have company!! we shud do the next bloggers meet in the pool :)

Dil se said...

Welcome back Iya:-)
Your new header has given a really fresh look at the blog.
Hmmm.. Swimming !! Cool.
See, despite being a water sign, I have never been able to get of my water phobia :-)
Sitting on the pool side with my legs into it is the max I have tried yet !!

Mama - Mia said...

what fun Iya! i wanna learn swimming too! pata nahi kab hoga!

but you go girl! :D


Shruti SriHarsha said...

Lovely Post Iya!!!
My latest crush is "DRIVING" :)))

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to learn how to swim!!!

Meira said... have been awarded. At my blog.

ani_aset said...

kya baat hai super :)

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Imp's Mom said...

OMG!!!! how did I miss this post???

U learnt swimming on ur own??? Its amazing! u are a water baby iya!! :-)

I lvoe to swim too and cant wait to strt again!

Mampi said...

Now I know why i am such a nalayak in swimming, cos i m a mountain goat instead of the crab that you are///
Great to know u are heading to the pool.
And i am impressed at the quick way you learnt. That was really really fast!!

Anonymous said...

What fun Iya :) I have gone through life revolving around the pool phases but only succeeded in splashing around and having some fun... reading this is making me want to give it a serious try again!

Anonymous said...

Oh !!!! Yeah !!! Swimming is my passion. Four years back, I was just a swimmer, can just manage in the water.

But after shifting to this apartment (3 years back), where there is this wonderful swimming pool, I geared up, with new suit and all the required accessories. And in a month, I became a super swimmer plus added to that, I am teaching all my friends here. Its just so much fun. I dont want to come out of the water. Once you get to know the trick, you wish you had been born as a fish. I agree with you.

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