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The very idea repulsed me.

Why would I want to exercise when I could sit and eat Tim Tams and en and Jerry's icecream which I get cheaper because we sell it at work.

But exercise never used to repulse me. I learnt how to swim when I was three and then I started squad when I was about six. I swum three times a week in the mornings and afternoons. I kept moving up until I trained every day and was inthe second highest squad group (because of my age, the highest had like 17 year olds in it and I was 12).

But when I was 12, I stopped swimming because:

1. I had just started high school and it was too hard to keep up with every thing and

2. I was told that I was never going to get any faster if I didn't have my growth spurt.

Um... growth spurt? Where are you? I think you've waited just a little bit too long.

So then I turned 15. Not after I turned 12. Don't play dumb. I think you know what I mean. Anyway, I didn't go to our school swimming carnival because I found it pointless because I did not swim anymore.

I mean come on- I hadn't swum for three years I wasn't about to go and compete in the swimming carnival. But what I did do was sign up for Zone swimming.

Barely anyone competed in the carnival so the teachers decided to ask for volunteers. And who decided to go volunteer?


The day before Zone, there was a swimming carnival on at the local poola nd after school I decided to go and train a bit. I died. Well obviously.

But I realised how much I missed swimming and how much I wished I was still fit enough to do the hundreds and hundreds of metres that I used to be able to do when I was eight.

Damn icecream. Look at what you have made me become.

But then I got a cold because of all the germs int he pool and because its autumn and I hadn't swum for an hour in so long.

My mum refused to let me go to he carnival (and honestly, I didn't really want to if I felt like crap)


Sorry, I didn't mean to do that. It just comes on sometimes.

Or maybe fifty thousand freaking times in five miutes.

Pretty impressive if I do say so myself.

I'm going to go and drink some tea and read some more of the Fellowship of the Ring.


I think thats my cue.


Yep definitely.

Maybe I'll be better tomorrow.

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