Today marked my final swim for a while. Last year I bought a special Teacher's Card for the University's Olympic-sized swimming pool, valid for 50 visits within 6 months. I thought I could manage a couple of visits a week, especially as JD loves the water, but it turns out that the pool, whilst huge and clean, is always too cold for a small child to play in, so he's only been once. Instead, I decided to try and use the visits to go regularly by myself to get a bit fitter.
However, famiy commitments, work duties and illnesses (mine and JD's) don't always allow personal fitness targets to be met and, after 4 months, I'd only been a dozen times. Over the last two months, though, I've really pushed myself to go whenever there was a free moment - usually 4-5 times a week - and my card ran out today with a total of 46 visits made. A visit usually means a kilometre-long swim (20 lengths), taking me about 40 minutes, but today I pushed myself on to 1.5km - a personal best. I'm not sure I'm a lot fitter, but my breaststroke is pretty good now and it's always nice for an old dog to learn new tricks.
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