I did it!
Week 1 is almost done and I have cleared my biggest hurdle. I swam this morning. Maybe swimming is too generous of a word. I thrashed in a pool for 30 minutes. I've never had so much water in my nose and I rediscovered that water has a great way of getting in the way of oxygen but I did it. To me the big goal and concern is getting out of bed and to the pool early enough and fast enough to get to work on time. I'm on vacation this week, so this was a practice run for what I hope to be a twice a week occurance. Waking up, getting to the pool, getting in the pool, showering and dressing for work at the pool take some preparation and practice. I will spare the details but I am elated that I did it!