Packing for Henley

July 9th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

So tomorrow is the big day!  Along with my new friends taking part in the “This Girl Can Swim” challenge, I will be swimming in the Henley Mile, supported by my new grand daughter and her parents. This will be the first sporting event I have taken part in since […]

Fingers crossed

June 26th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

According to my swimming log I have now swum 89km since I signed up for the Henley Mile in April, and I have enjoyed almost every one of them. (Having discovered the hard way that wine is not the swimmers friend I have cut out the booze on pre-swim nights!) […]

The impossible swimsuit

June 21st, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

  It is time to talk bosoms. Faint hearted men and flat chested women should read no further. One of the reasons some young women don’t take to sport is the actual discomfort of leaping about, jumping up and down and jogging along with a frontage that is inclined to […]

Carbs and Cygnets

June 5th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

As part of this adventure, we Girls who Can Swim were offered some free sports nutrition advice. I signed up for this right away. After a lifetime of dieting and then reverting to my default position of greediness , my relationship with food is an odd one. I love to […]

And two steps back…

May 18th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

After the high of my first lake swim, the last ten days have been a bit “meh”.  It took a lot longer to recover from that swim than I expected. My regular session with the swimming club 48 hours later was pretty horrible, as I was too tired to be […]

The swim log and the hat

April 18th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Since the first week of April I have been keeping a swimming log, and so far have managed to get to the pool for three sessions each week, two sessions of drills and sets and one non-stop distance session. The Plan For April is to concentrate on technique and on […]

Never to old to learn

April 12th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

In my early 50’s I was overweight, unfit and loathed all forms of exercise. Then I joined Slimming World, lost a couple of stone, and began looking around for some kind of activity that would keep the weight off. The gym was pretty dull, and I am rubbish at all […]