Camaraderie & coffee cake

June 19th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Tempting as it was to keep gazing at my wetsuit, getting into it couldn’t be a one off occurrence. I needed to get on with it and dip my toe into water of the non-chlorinated variety.  I’ve been compulsively joining open swim groups on social media these last 12 weeks, possibly trying to convince myself that in some way this made me more […]

Fast, Flexible, Buoyant

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

My diligent internet research of wetsuits wasn’t getting me anywhere, so in the end it took my mum to say “here’s somewhere close by, just ring them”. Biting the bullet I did and arranged to head there the following day. On the phone it sounded relatively straightforward, they took the […]

Dipping a toe in

May 13th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / 3 Responses

Sometimes it’s those little questions that get in the way….like what an earth am I meant to be doing? Ok, I know the bigger picture, the general gist being to swim up and down at variety of different speeds, with a variety of paraphernalia, but aside from that. How do […]

Getting superpowers

May 4th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

It may sound a little odd to admit, but one of the things I worry about as I swim is being conspicuous. So when I received my official Henley swim hat I realised this was something I was going to have to get over, though I have to confess it’s […]

It’s all about the wobble

April 26th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / 2 Responses

It’s not a great week when you find you have to include a walk along the towpath as part of your training, but I’ll take successes where I can and with the husband working away I needed to be creative. Not to be defeated I figured this gave me opportunity […]

An undiscovered talent

April 18th, 2016 / by / in: Uncategorised / 2 Responses

6:30am normally finds me in a bleary eyed state of semi-consciousness, fueled by strong coffee as I get ready to try and spoon porridge into a wide awake baby.  So, with this in mind choosing to set the alarm for 6am before the sound asleep baby woke up seemed to […]