swimming

All in a winter’s swim

5:00 am: Wake up. Check the pool website.  Yes! The pool is open for morning swim.  5:05 am: Tip toe downstairs in the dark. Praise the joy of a remote car starter. Oh, right…the car is covered in half a foot of new snow. First workout: shovel to and remove snow from car. 5:25 am: […]

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Monday morning swim, not.

The 5:10 alarm was unwelcome this morning. The bed was warm and cozy and begging me to stay.  The grinding sound of the salt trucks gave me hope…maybe a school cancellation…? Then the pool would be closed.  No luck. The driving wasn’t too bad. I was happy to see that the parking lot was just […]

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She hits the wall

Today’s workout: humility In previous posts, I’ve presented some of my initial challenges with swimming on my back: Does your neck hurt when you do that?  I’ve also celebrated my progress and ability to predict the end of the pool by watching ceiling tiles: Procrastination & BTTW Today, my neck was in a great position. […]

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Thanksgiving Workout

Your Workouts for Thursday, November 28 Workout #1: Crazy Polar Bear Bippy-Freezing! Type: Other Description: Have fun, crazy lady! Pre-Activity Comments: WOW! That was cold! The 34th Annual Thanksgiving swim. I’m not sure why the tradition began.  The swim takes place at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts (New England cold). Our swim location is a stone’s throw […]

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