swim to the moon...

Monday, August 15, 2005

Hooray for kickboards

Well, this injury of mine has pretty well ruled out my favourite stroke for the moment 'sniff'. So for the next little while I'm getting into the groove of kickboards! Some may think it's cheating to use a flotation device on the way to the moon, but if you think about it, it's only going to make me slower (unlike some other 'training aids' I can think of -- flippers for example -- they're *so* cheating. No flippers to the moon please. Really!). Besides, I reckon if I can persist with 30 mostly-kickboard lengths, I deserve 'em!

30 lenghts x 25m pool = 0.75km

Aquanauts, we're doing swell! Vanja (who promises to donate laps from Montenego soon), has given us 1.6km, so added to the previous total of 9.15km that's...

11.5km! We've broken the 10km mark. We'll be at the moon in no time...

How far did you swim today?


  • All this time, all this time, I figured if anyone I knew would join the online-journal circuit it would be Suzy. But could I find one anywhere? Nah. Yet you snuck it in on the quiet... Hi!

    By Anonymous Ratbat, at 10:37 AM  

  • Well now that I've settled myself back in at home and actually got myself down to the pool, I've got 10 big pool size laps to add towards reaching the lunar landing site :) yep that's right a full half a kilometer. I should even have another half a k for you on Friday, depending on whether I swim or just get drunk.

    Joining in the swim fest :)


    By Anonymous Sam, at 11:20 AM  

  • Miss Sigma:
    HELLO! More of a mission than a journal really -- It's the second best excuse I've found for getting sweaty regularly...

    Is this our international Chaos Butterfly recently returned from a whilrwind (tornado?) tour? Thanks for the half km - We've now got Lunar Acquanatuts on 3 continents!

    By Blogger suzymoon, at 1:39 PM  

  • Hi, I found your blog just surfing around. You can add my laps to your swimming to the moon :) except I'm in America and our pool is in Yards. I hate math so I'll leave the conversion to you :)

    On Monday I swam a total of:
    300 F warm up
    100 back

    1000 straight
    100 warm down

    = 1500 yards total :)

    I'm swimming an open water swim on Saturday and I'm swimming a mile so you can add that too! I think it's 1650 yards?

    By Blogger The Pink Kitty, at 11:09 PM  

  • p.s., I'll get my mom to add laps too! she swims every day and she swims about 3000 yards! :)

    By Blogger The Pink Kitty, at 11:11 PM  

  • Hi, me again. My mom isn't very blog savvy but she checked it and she wants to add her laps if that's OK.

    I, The Pink Kitty, swim in San Francisco, CA. My mom, (Who I'll just refer to as TPK-Mom) swims in San Mateo, CA. She swims in a 25m pool so that should be easy enough
    This morning she swam 2900meters :)

    I'm so excited about this!

    By Blogger The Pink Kitty, at 12:05 AM  

  • Nice to meet you, pink kitty. Yards x 0.9 = metres (rough maths is OK here), so you've just donated 1350 metres! Your fantastic Mom's 2.9km is fantastic too (fantastic FANTASTIC!). Drop by again soon!

    By Blogger suzymoon, at 11:07 AM  

  • Yep this is the international Chaos Butterfly returned from my quasi-'whirlwind' international jaunt. I did manage to hit the pool again on Friday so you can chalk up another half a kilometer towards the lunar goal :)

    Sam :)

    By Anonymous Sam, at 9:49 AM  

  • Hi Suzy,

    Over the weekend my mom and I did an open water, mile swim. It turned out that the course was longer than expected so she and I each swam 1.5 miles so we'd both like to add our 1.5 miles!

    I'm not sure what a mile to KM conversion is though... it'd be a total of 3 miles!

    By Blogger The Pink Kitty, at 5:02 PM  

  • Sorry, Suzy...

    No laps from Montenegro... Weather was cold and rainy during that week... grrr...

    But, LA fitness pool is an option...

    There will be less laps, but still some donations :)!

    To the Moon!!!

    Enjoy your weekend :)!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:57 PM  

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