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Back in the lake

June 5th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Well I had completed my first open water swim, well if you could call it a swim on the Saturday. It didn’t go to plan and later that day whilst feeling extremely disappointed with myself I received a wonderful message from my swim teacher Heather from Amanzi Open Water. She […]

A poolside guide

June 5th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

A page has been turned. The smug crossbreed has been replaced by a go-getting greyhound and June is upon us. This canine athlete is running so fast, in fact, that it is little more than a skinny blur. I have the feeling it might help speed up the whole month. […]

In the weeds…

June 3rd, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

Six weeks to go! It’s been such a beautiful weekend  and I’ve just spent this glorious afternoon with the lovely “this girl can” team surveying “the mile.” The river looked inviting in the bright sunshine and I must confess that I did feel like hopping in. I think I am […]

Itchy and Scratchy

May 29th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

The reality of this challenge set in a week ago.  The initial high of having won a place, doing something for me, literally re-shaping myself by losing inches, and discovering that I REALLY do love swimming had been replaced with a routine that I was sadly learning to dread. I […]

Waving or drowning?

May 9th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / 1 Response

This photo shows the calm before the storm…..okay, there was no real storm, it was actually a beautiful day and the lake was 15 degrees warm. But I expected a challenging environment and I’ve got to say, my first open water experience lived up to my expectations. As you can […]

The call

May 9th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / No responses

In my experience, congratulatory voicemails are usually from O2. Their bolt-on deals seem to know no bounds. I was on a jam-packed bus and it sounded similar. Short and punchy, unreservedly upbeat. I waited until my stop before replaying it on loudspeaker to check what the hoo-ha was all about. […]

You Can Do This!

May 4th, 2018 / by / in: Uncategorised / 1 Response

Hi Everyone, So I have finally got around to putting pen to paper, or should I say fingertips to keyboard to get started with this blog, (bear with me i’m new to this blogging thing too!). After the initial shock of the phone call confirming this is happening stared to […]