So at 4:15 this afternoon I clocked up five thousand seven hundred metres to finally complete my mile a day challenge …. it’s only taken me six years to crack. The last few sessions this week were definitely “billy no mates specials” unimaginative yardage garbage designed to simply crunch through the metres. Today was almost […]Read more "Five Thousand Friday Finale"
So I had to make do with a morning session today, as we’ve more guests due this afternoon, never one for an early start, I arrived at the pool at around 10:15 just as they were taking the lane ropes out. The pool was much more busy than last night with around 12 other women, […]Read more "Just Keep Swimming"
Having survived the ravages of the Christmas season, including my stint cooking Christmas dinner for 12, a houseful of guests and three nieces and nephews under 10, I escaped this evening to catch the late public swim session at Consett. As I parked up in the Leisure Centre at 6:30pm the place was deserted, it’s […]Read more "Homage to Budapest"
“On the 11th day of Christmas my swim coach gave to me one hundred hundreds”…..so half way through this mega set I found myself wondering how I ever thought this was a good idea. The answer to this is for the last 5 years I have been striving to swim 587,000 odd metres which is […]Read more "The Christmas Challenge Set"
One of the great things about World Masters is catching up with all of your swimming mates, and I was therefore slightly surprised but delighted to reacquaint myself with Gobbie the rescue dog, who first burst onto the scene at Montreal. Dogs on the pool side are not a feature you regularly come across but […]Read more "Road Trip to Budapest: Day 4 Dobbie reunited with Gobbie"
So the swimming starts in earnest today and my opener is the 800 freestyle. Now trust me I am no Becky Adlington but I like to swim something early in the meet to sort of ease myself into it and the 800 for some perverse reason is the easiest way to do that. This was […]Read more "Budapest Road Trip: Day 3 Shit Happens"
There was the usual absolute frenzy in Binge’s life as she tried to escape for the World Masters Swimming Championships in Budapest. Not helped by the fact that I fly off on a family holiday the day after I return. I know I’ve moaned how a holiday clear up involves trying to anticipate every thing […]Read more "Budapest Road Trip: Day 1 & 2"