Excuse me for beating my own drum but....
This morning I swam half a mile!!! Seventeen laps!! Well, just short of half a mile but still, for an old fart, I'm stoked!
I started swimming just after Christmas last year and completed two laps that day. I was whipped!
So I continued at two laps per day for a week. The next week I increased to three laps.
Then four, and then five. Each week adding one lap. Swimming at 6:45 AM five days a week.
I'm only doing the crawl. Just back and forth without flip-turns. Recently I began working on being more efficient through the water; head down, longer strokes with a bit of a coast between strokes. I decreased my stroke count for twenty-five yards from fourteen to nine!
Just like walking. I used to think a two mile walk was huge. Now I walk six or seven miles and don't give it a thought.
All I had to do was get my mind right, get up and Get OUT. Amazing!!
Yay, Ron! What an inspiration. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
That's terrific Ron, a good example for us.ReplyDelete
I used to swim, but I had trouble remembering what lap I was on. Good for you for having not only the physical, but also the mental stamina!ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous accomplishment! Keep up the great work! PS thanks for stopping in and reading my Haiku!ReplyDelete
I always thought "Runner's High" was an improved memory experience but for me it is what I call, "Runner's Dumb"! I loose track of what, why, who and where!! I'm told my blood is busy helping me move and skimping on supplying my brain!! :-)
At the pool I move a foam float board one tile at a time from left to right to keep count of my laps. Once I start doing flip turns... well, I guess I will have to glance at the clock and average it out!!
Just proves you're smarter than I am. I'm so dumb I'm still running a 2.1 in my Vanagon.ReplyDelete
I'm up at 5 running and lifting weights though. It's guess it's easier to count to 10.