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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wasn't Crazy After All

In my last post, I mentioned that I was planning to do a 25 x 100 swim challenge. Well, Bridget and I made it! We broke up our sets into 4 100s, which consisted of 100 swim, 100 pull, 100 kick w/ board and 100 breast/free. We made it through 4 sets of these before having to answer the frequent pregnant call of nature. We ate a donut hole and headed back for the remaining 2 sets followed by 100 cooldown.

By the end, my calves were feeling a little crampy, but it was worth it to feel the pride of accomplishment! It is funny that a distance that would have been routine in my pre-pregnant training I consider to now be an accomplishment. Well, I haven't been swimming more than a mile and most of the time I use pool toys like fins and paddles. On this swim, we used neither. Rock on!

I couldn't have done it without Bridget. She'd never swum that far in her life, so it was even bigger accomplishment for her! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have her in my life. I'd met her a few times previously and had run with her once, but I really didn't know her. Through this shared pregnancy experience, I have made one very good friend. I would be stir crazy without her. We ran together till about 30 weeks, then we took up swimming together (with TriSara too!). And, we have a shared love for second breakfast. : )

I'm leaving soon for our next swim followed by hopefully breakfast at Lucky's! We are both still moving at 37 weeks along and my doc thinks it is fabulous!

Here are some recent pictures of the two of us together.

At her shower on February 6

Another shower pic, but from the side:

Kicking in the pool this past weekend:

All done:

We'll soon be done with our pregnant adventures (I had my first labor dream last night), but then we'll have new workout adventures with our kids in tow!

Oh, and congrats to TriSara for the birth of her beautiful daughter! We often told her that she had to have her baby, so we could have ours! : ) It won't be long now. Gulp... Doc thinks my baby will be 8 pounds by his due date.


Blogger E-Speed said...

So glad you and bridget hooked up, two of my favorite people :)

8:39 AM

Blogger Sara said...

Yahoooooooo! You guys ROCK! I was thinking about you that morning and sending you good swimming vibes--so glad you had a great time and love that you ate a donut hole between sets! ha ha

So excited for you and B to have your little ones! Can't believe you only have a few weeks left! I'm holed up and hibernating at home so give me a buzz if you want to stop by--I know it's not really in the neighborhood though so I understand if this weather keeps you away for a bit!

10:53 AM

Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

Eating a doughnut inbetween sets is classic, I love it.

I am down in Columbus, glad to see I found another Ohioan to follow.

1:57 PM


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