Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Year of the Swim - Update #3

As I've mentioned a few times this year on the blog, I'm trying something new for 2017 and attempting the 100 Mile Swim Challenge. 

Since I signed up late for that program, as it was basically already 3+ weeks in when I saw it  was offered at my new gym, I definitely started this challenge with an uphill climb.  And it is even more so a challenge for me since I'm not exactly a professional swimmer, and hitting 100 miles would force me to over double (if not triple) my weekly swim efforts.

So, where do I stand?

Well - let's start with where I SHOULD be.  It's now July, which means I'm half way through the year and should also be half way through my miles (AKA 50 complete). 

In reality, my life right now is ...

Yeah.  So I closed out June with about 35 miles done.  Not terrible given my late start, but also not great.

And I'm not kidding on the Taco Bell, by the way.  I've been eating (and living) like a pig as of late, and my scale reflects it.  *sad clown whistle*

The good news is, I've only gained a couple of pounds.  The bad news is, it's all fat, and my beer gut shows it.  Blech. 

The other good news is, all this extra swimming is making me fast.  The other bad news is, I'm not nearly as fast as I thought I was.

So, that's where I stand.  I got some swimmin' to do, y'all.  Good thing I stocked up on clarifying shampoo.  Now if only I could find a good body wash to get rid of the chlorine smell from my skin, too ...

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