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Final Test

Monday, January 31, 2011

Today was the final day for my January swim challenge. In case you haven't heard I was trying to swim at least 9 miles during the month of January. As of yesterday I was a half mile away from my goal and let me tell you I was challenged by this since Friday.

First on Friday I was to go swimming, however when I got the rec center I found out the the pool was closed. So I decided I would swim a little on Sunday since the pool is packed with people on Saturdays.

Yesterday was a success and I was close to my final goal, and I was prepared this morning to kick this challenge in the rear, little did I know the day would be filled with test after test to see how determined I really was.

First of all I was supposed to supervise the unified cheer team which would have put me at the gym later than I would have liked and might have risked my chance of swimming, however I got coverage. Then the ice moved in and everyone said the roads were horrible and the temperature had dropped to 4 degrees not including wind chill. But I still said I would go and swim. I arrived at the rec center and walked in ready to go when I discovered the heater was broken in the pool. But I decided I was not going to lose this challenge so after testing the water I decided to jump in. YES, it was cold, I never officially warmed up, but I did I finished my goal! I swam 9.5 miles this month and I am so proud of myself for making this goal!

Now onto my next challenge, drinking water!
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