Today I bought swimming trunks and clippers (the hair-cutting kind). They are connected, actually.
I got a membership at the YMCA in Berkeley because they have a pool (well, three pools, one of which is being retrofitted). I have been meaning to do this for a while, I intend to start swimming regularly. I really enjoy it, and I don’t exercise habitually, so hopefully this will become my habit.
I shaved my head, for a plethora of reasons, the two that I will share being that it is starting to get warmer, and that I would rather my beautiful hair become compost than be confined to a swimming cap. Also, I have no idea how to use a swim cap, and it seems like a huge hassle to make me look silly, so that wasn’t something I wanted to do.
There are lots of swimming classes there, but I am mostly in it to swim laps. Also, to create infographics of my laps.
One thing that really interests me is that the pool is open from 5AM to 10PM on weekdays. That means I can take lunchtime swims (9PM to 10PM), or swim before bed (5AM to 6AM) with out that many people being at the pool. That really appeals to me.
Now all I have to do is sleep with three women, start drinking massive amounts of liquor and smoke until I cough up my lung each morning and I will be that much closer to being like Don Draper.