I was pretty bored today and other than taking the Bern for a walk through a new to us park on some trails, I was watching hip hop dance videos and listening to old high school/early college days' songs. All. Day. Long.
That got me thinking about my high school days and how, for the most part, they were pretty fun.
Why yes, I was blonde back then!
But would I do them over if I was given the chance?
I'm not sure about that. I think that I accomplished and experienced everything that I needed to in order to get to where I am, and to be who I am, today.
I was a pitcher
In high school I was not popular but I wasn't unpopular either. I guess I was a middle of the pack kind of person, kind of how I am with triathlon. I played sports, less as the years went on, (I ran cross country one year and then the 3 miles wasn't fun for me, that's funny now, and I played softball for two years but a line drive to the face stopped that) and I loved swimming.
Warming up at a swim meet
Swimming was my life. Kind of like how triathlon is my life now.
I can think back to certain moments in my life and swimming was usually there with me. I never really dated anyone seriously, because I would get bored and always tell them that I had to focus on swimming, I had to miss out on some of the fun things that my friends were doing because I practiced 8 times a week, which included a Saturday morning practice. But I still managed to have all the fun times at dances, friends' houses, riding loops around town and, yes, listening to my rap music.
But, those days are over and so are my college days.
In the end, that's alright because I think that what lies ahead of me is going to be pretty amazing too! (But I can still get nostalgic for my younger days at times!)