Five Thousand Friday Finale

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 […]

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Just Keep Swimming

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, […]

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Homage to Budapest

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 […]

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The Christmas Challenge Set

“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 […]

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Budapest Road Trip: Day 1 & 2

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 […]

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