This is where you’ll probably find me when I’m not at home or traveling. I started swimming early last year along with some of my office mates from PeopleSupport for fun and as a form of exercise. I had to stop for a month or so during my bout with lymphocytic vasculitis and when I moved to a new company but after adjusting to the new workload I went back to swimming. It’s the only exercise that I really enjoy and look forward to, mostly because it’s low impact, it’s refreshing, and it reminds me of being at the beach. Calene says I was a fish in my former life because I perk up when I see the water. looool!
I go to the pool twice or thrice a week, depending on the weather. I’ve gotten over my irrational behavior of avoiding the pool when it’s raining. As long as there’s no lightning and the lifeguard says ok then I’m at the pool, doing laps. Choice of stroke is still freestyle, especially now that I’ve started practicing TI Swim. I do need to work on my breast stroke though.
Makati Aquatic Sports Arena has a 50 meter pool for adults (there’s a smaller one for kids too) with 9 lanes– 5 for the pro swimmers and 4 for hobbyists like me. Makati residents pay only P50 while nonresidents pay P150, this is probably one of the reasons why I like Makati. I prefer Davao of course, but living in Makati does have its perks. ;)