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. The blogs catalogue the struggles of my alter ego “the Binge Swimmer” to try and 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 she succeeded. (celebratory blog.). So smugly declaring “I’ve cracked this swimming and blogging lark what’s next?” Well it took 5 attempts to break 587,000 metres (a mile a day) and any cursory glance at the archives of this blog show that she’s generally pretty rubbish at this challenge lark.
2020 started promisingly, as Binge ploughed through 176,000 metres in January and February well on the way to her 700,000 goal. Little did she know when setting that target she was to be derailed by unprecedented forces, and that all of you were to follow in her footsteps as pools closed.
Welcome to my world fellow Masters, I’m going to try (no promises) to resurrect this Blog and share my swimming journey and the random events and general madness that occur when we “just keep swimming……”(for now anyway)