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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Um, is it?

Today after our water polo class, one of the better students said to me, "It's amazing you're sticking with us." Not "great," "amazing." I tossed off some comment about wanting to have more stamina and said good-bye.

Then I thought, Amazing because you're all guys? Because it's an aggressive class? Because it's hard? (all true, except for the one day we had one other woman)

Then, when I got to my car, I thought, Ooh, maybe he thinks it's amazing because I'm old. I don't usually think of myself as old, but in the context of the class, I've been the oldest in the pool except for the first day (there was a guy who was about65 maybe) and today (a guy my age who swims like a shark and is in amazing shape). I'm about the slowest swimmer and am still getting my head around that egg-beater thing, as well as how to throw the ball (not intuitive in the least).

But... amazing?


At 5:34 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Viv said...

It's probably all of that, and maybe more. All I know is, when I say "great", it's a compliment, but when I say "amazing", it's a huge compliment.

Even if I knew how to swim, I'd be hesitant to join a water polo class full of guys, so yeah, I'd say you're pretty amazing too. :)


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