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55 years, 55 laps in 55 minutes

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

No that's not me.
I turned 55 on Friday and really wanted to go to Manhattan for dinner and a Broadway show, but the "dinero" is tight. emoticon
I wanted to do something memorable for my "double nickels" so I decided to go to the pool and instead of swimming my usual mile (44 laps) I would swim 55 or 1.25 miles.
Since a lap is two lengths of the pool and I swim a lap a minute, it took me 55 minutes.
I felt great when I got out of the pool and even wrote it down on the pool's dry erase board (with the lifeguard's permission of course). emoticon
I guess this would fall into the category of what I call "Bragger's posts" that I often read on FaceBook, you know, the ones that are put out there to tell the world: I AM GREAT AND MY LIFE IS WONDERFUL.
But here on Spark People we have no such thing. Here we revel in each other's success & we cheer each other on when a goal is reached, no matter how small. This is just one of the reason's emoticon
Thanks for the encouragement and celebrating my 55th with me Spark friends.
Paz, Francesca

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/6/2014 3:09PM

    ok so waiting to hear more swimming tails...(that was a ppun i know its misspelled Ms Teacher)

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WILMASOTO 2/4/2014 10:26AM

    A little late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What an awesome accomplishment. So very proud of you. And yes here is the best place to brag because we all feel happy when something this awesome is accomplished. Best of luck and hope you had an amazing birthday!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/31/2014 10:21AM

    YOUU ROCK!!!

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    Feliz cumpleanos...muchacha!
You look and are awesome.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 1/23/2014 1:07AM

    I agree with VALERIEMAHA..."your strength reveals not only the ability to swim well, but in the ability to LIVE with force, courage,"

Back in Colorado ..I heard this saying as well.."It ain't bragging if you can do it..!


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CTUPTON 1/22/2014 2:38PM

    Brag all you want! Awesome! chris

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KLAD_COCKERS 1/22/2014 12:03PM

    Happy birthday Francesca - what an awesome way to celebrate! I think it's incredibly impressive that you did so well, and you should be proud. Not many 55 year olds could do that, even if they wanted to.

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BILL60 1/22/2014 8:43AM

    Way to go!! A wonderful way to celebrate a b'day. And relatively cheap. Happy B'day

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SNOWFILLY 1/22/2014 7:18AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/21/2014 10:17PM

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WAY TO CELEBRATE your birthday and you DESERVE ACCOLADES!!! (Clapping )
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Continued blessings and hugs,

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GREENGENES 1/21/2014 8:59PM

    Well done! Happy Birthday! I started doing something similar on my birthday but running laps instead. It's great to have a goal like that to look forward to.

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VALERIEMAHA 1/21/2014 8:48PM

    Diosa mia! Hermana, tu fuerza la revela no solo en la abilidad de nadar así, pero en la abilidad de VIVIR con fuerza, con coraje, con servicio y compasión hacia los animales y los seres humanos. Que honor celebrar ese día tan especial cuando entraste el planeta contigo!!!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/21/2014 6:02PM

    emoticon 55 in 55. emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/21/2014 5:58PM

    Happy Birthday! What a memorable way to celebrate!

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SUSANNAH31 1/21/2014 5:32PM

    What a GREAT way to celebrate your 55th birthday -- with 55 laps in 55 minutes!! WooHoo!!!

Feliz Cumpleanos, mi amiga!

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