Just keep swimming....Just keep swimming....

Chellebug Member Posts: 133
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hey Lynn, I just wanted you to know that you really motivated me!!! After you told me that 33 laps in the pool was a mile, I set that as my goal. I've never done that before. Not even close.

Until last night!!!!

I swam 34 laps in 45 minutes (pretty slow, aye!). AND I didn't wear my floaty or use the kickboard. I used flippers and rotated between 3 different strokes (freestyle, backstroke and breast stroke).

I was so ecstatic about it. You'd have thought I finished a marathon! :) Of course, today, I feel like a ran a marathon. LOL

Anyway, thanks, Lynn, for motivating me. I hope your shoulder is better.

P.S. Chemobrain and swimming.....it's a bit like Dory (from Finding Nemo!) I just need to find me a blue swimsuit.


  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Lol Chelle, I think that
    Lol Chelle, I think that deserves a great big {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}. Great Job! Gives us something to look forward to doesn't it. That's how I felt when I walked the treadmill for an hour without dying before hand LOL. Hugs, Lili
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Michael Phelps~ Look Out!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so proud of you~ you are motivating us! Keep up the good work...you rock!

  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Great job!
    I'm so happy that you set this goal and achieved it! There's nothing like doing something wonderful for both the body and spirit. Keep at it. You have inspired me to get on the elliptical today and sweat away!

  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Good on you! My shoulders are still talking, but I just get in and kick and do any stroke but the free style which I love, but was my nemesis.

    I am back to work (I was off for winter break) so I can't visit here as much, or I would have congratulated you earlier. Hope you are still glowing.

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    JUst stay away from the net!!!

    I have always found swimming soothing and a GREAT workout! Of COURSE, it needs to be in a HEATED pool with handsome men (just kidding, most of the men at my club are not interested in my type...older and female....lol!).

    Keep up the good work!

    Hugs, Kathi