This Blog started life in 2010 here, the aim was and still is to provide inspiration (and hopefully some amusement) for all of you aspiring Masters swimmers out there, as I try to catalogue the continuing quest of my alter ego “the Binge Swimmer” to take swimming seriously, (but of course not too seriously ) despite being regularly derailed by the simplest trials in life.
The initial challenge for the Binge Swimmer was to cover half a million metres in 2011, amazingly I succeeded. (celebratory blog.). “I’ve cracked this swimming and blogging lark what’s next?” I plumped for what seemed a modest increase to 587,000 metres in 2012. That was the equivalent of a mile a day.
How hard can that be? ….well somewhere between “bloody” and “very” as I spent the next 5 years struggling to crack the mile a day challenge, until a huge effort in 2017 topped off by a chlorine saturated December featuring the Christmas challenge set, allowed me to finally cross that challenge off and look for something new for 2018.
The format is pretty simple “I swim therefore I blog” so Binge will endeavour to record every metre in every swim session she completes and you can follow (and smile at) her struggles with the everyday life events that conspire to derail her training efforts throughout the year.