KELLYIM

SparkPoints
 

Swim-A-Thon

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jason and I went to the Y on Saturday and I discovered that they're doing the Swim-A-Thon again this year. (I also discovered that even with 150 pounds assistance, I SUCK at pull-ups. But that's another story.) It's to raise money for the Y itself, which has a lot of programs for the needy in the area. I had fun swimming it last year and this year with 5 weeks of lead time, I have a little more time to get into swimming shape beforehand.

Last year I swam 55 laps (110 lengths) in an hour. This year, I'm shooting for 60.

I ordered a new swimsuit last night, which is always fun. My old one was extremely faded and so eaten by the chlorine that it was almost transparent. Since I haven't swam in months, it was no biggie, but now I need to get a suit pronto.

I'm not going to stop the weights or the elliptical, but I'm going to swim 1, maybe 2 mornings a week for the next 5 weeks once I get my suit. The Swim-A-Thon is a good motivator.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • no profile photo CD2379973
    A Swim-A-Thon sounds so great!!! I wish they had one of those at my pool. Glad you're getting back in the water. yee hah!! emoticon
    3742 days ago
  • MELTEAGUE
    WHoo hoo! I am a swimmer and swim 2 - 3 times a week so I get all excited when I see someone else swimming! GO FOR IT!
    it is a great form of exercise, but they squeeze some "dryland" work outs in too if you can , just to keep up your bone density!

    Have fun!
    3742 days ago
  • CRYSBROWN1
    I only WISH I could swim that many laps! I'm training for a tri & have only done 6 laps without stopping! Sounds like a great cause!
    3742 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by KELLYIM