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Jumping Underwater 


Well, I’ve gone to the Wellness Center twice in the last week. Last Thursday was the first time. Today was the second. I’d hoped that I could go Monday or Tuesday & Thursday or Friday of this week, but Monday wasn’t doable12 and yesterday was supposed to bring storms during the Independent Exercise time.3 

Technically, today wasn’t doable in the Indepedent Exercise period either. I went during the 3 Lane Swimming/Independent Exercise slot. During that time, three lanes are devoted to lap swimmers & one to people doing independent exercise. Well, they’re supposed to be. There were lap swimmers in all four lanes. Having to dodge them & getting splashed as they went past was just so fun.4 

Of course, I had even less of the lane than any other exercising/swimming folks because I can’t swim. I really need to figure out how that works. You would think I would have figured it out during all of my swimming lessons as a child.5 All I learned was how to float.6
Anyway, I went and I exercised, so now I can look upon people who didn’t with haughty derision.7


  1. I don’t know why. 

  2. Also, it’s totes cool to use the term “doable” when talking about your schedule. When talking about another human being, it’s definitely not okay.  

  3. The storms decided to sleep in or something because they didn’t get to us until pretty late on Tuesday. And most of those storms were in South Alabama & along the Gulf Coast. I’m sure many have seen the trio of waterspouts that hit Louisiana & the building where all that was left was a set of brick steps & a leafless tree. 

  4. If you can’t tell I was being sarcastic, you need to leave. 

  5. No, really. I took so many swimming lessons in my childhood. I never caught on when it came to actually swimming. 

  6. I kick ass when it comes to floating and one teacher said that floating is a better safety technique. 🤘🏻 

  7. Isn’t that the only real benefit to exercise? No? Dammit. 


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.

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