400s, exercise, sparkpeople, swimming, water

we’re right back in the water

8th February 2010

I’m going to pretend like I don’t sing that Jesse McCartney song (Right Back In The Water – has nothing to do with swimming!) every time I’m writing something up for this category. :) It’ll be a lie, but I’m going to pretend, anyway.

Back to the pool tonight again, and the usual bunch were there – I love how they’re “the usual bunch”, even although I’ve only been doing this for what, three weeks? I really need to get their names. – and I noticed the girl with the blonde hair when I was halfway through my first length, and it was actually quiet, and we both remarked on this to one another with a smile as we passed. She was two lengths ahead of me.

So she was aiming for 50 lengths. I was aiming for 32 – the half-mile.

I barely stopped until I got to 16 lengths, just both of us keeping the other going. When I got to 16 lengths, I stopped for a couple of minutes just to tread water, and the big guy with the gold chains came in, and we gabbed a couple of minutes and we were talking about the half-mile, and I said that I’d be wrong about the 30 lengths, told him it was 32, so that’s what we should aim for.

I started off again, didn’t really stop again until I’d got to the 32. So I calculated, at a half-mile, what a half of a half mile would be. Another 16 lengths.

So can you guess what I managed?

When I got out, I’d managed 48 lengths. Three-quarters of a mile.

It took me just over an hour.

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  • http://katdoesdiets.blogspot.com Kat

    Great job. I may or may not totally heart Jesse McCartney. And may or may not belt out How Do You Sleep while running. LOL

    • http://spilled-inc.net Fatso

      I absolutely heart Jesse McCartney. He's second in my last.fm library. When I got his first two albums, I swear, I listened to nothing BUT Jesse McCartney for an entire summer. (Almost three years ago!) He's been vying for top position since then.

      The only thing that would make swimming better would be if I could listen to my iPod while I did it.