at the pool

girls just want to have fun

girls just want to have fun

it has only just occurred to me that i’m dressed like an extra in the “girls just want to have fun” music video. why i never kept my rubber bracelets is beyond me.

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my mile came in at 48:12, 780 calories burned for the total swim. not bad for a monday.

- mermaid

so my nifty difty stop watch told me that even though i only kicked half a mile in 30 min, i burned 479 calories. generally an hour with a mile and some extra laps comes in at about 700ish calories. a) swimming is awesome crazy calorie burning madness and b) just kicking is way harder than swimming.

- mermaid

because i love myself enough to swim

because i love myself enough to swim

i have been trapped in one of those horror movies where there’s only one character: me – and i’m doing all the terrorizing. it’s been rough to say the least. eight days ago, the merman went away on business leaving me and lil’ flipper on our own. we had a fun week planned swimming, science […]

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mile came in at 43:01. much better. plus i did another 1/3 of a mile in remaining 16:59. #youtakethatwednesday

mermaid

every time i walk into my closet, i have a fear attack.

every time i walk into my closet, i have a fear attack.

something weird keeps happening to me. every time i walk into my closet, i have a fear attack. not a panic attack. a fear attack. i am suddenly paralyzed by fear. in an effort to invest in myself and this new “me,” i removed all the plus-size stuff out of my closet and got rid […]

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my mile came in at 58:49. so i did another 100 just because. and to think i was going to stay home.

- mermaid

i am a bit of a spoiled princess. i admit it

i am a bit of a spoiled princess. i admit it

i’m super grateful for the bully that called me “disabled” at the y. i know what you’re thinking, “what? really? thankful for a hateful bully?” yes. you better believe i am grateful for her, because her hate speak taught me an invaluable lesson. i am a bit of a spoiled princess. i admit it. i […]

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my mile came in at 42:58. that's awesome. plus i had to circle swim for 1/3 of that mile. really pushed me hard, but that time rocks!

- mermaid

Flip Turns Made Easy

Flip Turns Made Easy

  i mentioned in an earlier post about messing up a flip turn. for you all out there who are new to swimming and can’t imagine what i’m referring to, this is it. when it’s done right, it’s floating perfection and a seemingly effortless movement. when it’s done wrong, you look like you’re drowning – […]

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