Sunday, 29 November 2009

40 more..

phew...1200 done 800 to go...pressure's still on!


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

swimmers envy...

swam today alongside the youth team, they are seriously good and fast. Was a bit envious of their lean-ness!

But on the plus side I can now do 40 lengths in 32 minutes...wahoo!

1160 done

only 840 to go ;-)


Sunday, 15 November 2009

lengths 29 & 35 were particularly good!

wow...there are a lot of hard-core sunday swimmers in googles and caps!

No way could I have made it in the fast lane today.

Another 40 done, 1120 done...

wahooooooooo 880 to go!

Have decided to work on the Chinese calender so 2010 doesn't really start until 14 Feb, so I have a bit more time. Phew.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

...back to the palace...

So much nicer swimming in the much cheaper and slightly scuffier National Sports Centre!

I don't think an hour from eating cheese on toast and a few maltesers is enough time, the first few lengths were heavy going. Must remember to leave at least 2 hours :-)

Have rewarded myself, post swim with a chocolate pudding and icecream and the last few minutes of The Wizard of that wrong?

1080 done
920 to go....

eek...still feels a bit impossible, might have to stretch the deadline to Chinese New Year.


Thursday, 5 November 2009

oh yes I'm back!

Today I learnt a few things at the pool
1) don't go at 6pm, as it is full of kids learning to swim who are much faster then me, and the lanes are chocka
2) when it says to take your outdoor footwear off, take socks off too, as the floor is basically wet - doh!
3) 1 in 4 adults can't swim...that was on a poster :-)
4) I am not really fast enough for the fast lane...I survived about 15 lengths and then down graded myself.

So 40 done...only 960 to go wahoooooooooo


Sunday, 1 November 2009

oh my...I am going to have to swim alot!

So am finally back to the pool this week. Am a little scared as there are actually only 9 weeks of the year left, which means an average of 111.11111111 lengths a week. So basically I need to swim every other day pretty much and do 40 lengths a go....arse!

Has definitely become a challenge now!