Went swimming last night and as I headed down the lane to finish lap two, saw that I had an escort (the female coach for the youth team) on the platform -- patiently walking and observing me. Thought that she was going to give me a tip but she smiled at me and said You can be on my team anytime. Her comment was unexpected and sweet.
Went climbing tonight and I am pretty much starting from square one. I felt more confident on my feet this time but could barely ascend most routes. Part of it is that there are a bunch of new route setters and not a lot of route variety and the other part is that I am out of shape and out of practice but I'm going to keep plugging away until climbing makes sense again.