Pool was chilly and I actually got a little nervous because I got about 4 strokes down the lane and turned around - it took my breath away! But, the rest was short and off I went.
I really got into a groove and while I was a little short of breath with some laps, overall I felt like I could have kept going once the workout was complete. I will count that as a success!
I love being in the water. I enjoy just being alone with my thoughts while following the black line. Note...the ever present black line. I haven't done an open water swim yet (yikes!). I had to be very careful to not lose track of my laps - how do people remember their laps anyway!? - but otherwise it was great "alone" time.