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Monday, October 07, 2013

Went swimming in indoor pool - saw a bunch of people who was dressed as "professional" swimmers and had a trainer although they obviously were grown-ups, even gray- haired som of them. Pondered wether there might be groups for adult swimmers and wouldn´t I like to learn how to crawl... I have never learned I only do breast strokes... but that group of old-timers were far too advanced for me. A pair of them was walking along the pool and I eaves dropped as I was swimming along – the man said that the woman obviously trained a lot, how much? She said 12 hours a week...twelve hours!

In my former life that would have been easy to fit in, riding horses I did probably more than one hour a day. As long as my feet were okay I could always go walking for an hour or two..But today I have a hard time to get the 30 minutes I have set up as a goal in.

But my imagination was triggered – what if I gave my fitness twelve hours a week for a while, where would it bring me?

In the dressingroom afterwards I overheard another woman that was getting ready to go in comment about how hard it was to learn crawling so I asked her if there was a course for newbies...and there was, it started in autumn but there will probably be another one after new year.

Asked in the reception for a person to contact and got a phone number. Phoned the guy who said that the group was full but I could sign up for next year – problem being that most people thought it was so fun that they did not want to leave the group and move on so I might end up trying to learn myself which will be hard...

I will start to save money - it´s 750 swedish crowns for the course (116 USD) and if I manage to hang in there with my health project I will give myself that course as a christmas gift....

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    We all need to schedule time to make our health and fitness a priority. I'm guilty of taking a somewhat laid-back approach. However, I just joined a 5% weight loss challenge and have an impetus to take care of not so much me, as letting my fellow team members down. Meddy, I say go for the emoticon - you are so worth the investment!
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    This sounds like fun , you should 'dive' right in there emoticon

    Seriously, go ahead , swimming is excellent work out t emoticon
    2235 days ago
    Sounds like it would be very rewarding! 12 hours a week is a big commitment but would have big rewards. emoticon
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    I can't recommend this more! I've been a swimmer since I was a kid but had never had lessons other than school physical education. Never mastered the breathing in the crawl but was young enough and strong enough to pass the tests. I took lessons as an adult at the Y and finally learned to breathe so I could do long distances; it was amazing! Good years, my kids were young and enjoyed the pool too. Our group stayed together a long time too but I think you will find that's fine and you will still get instruction. The "swimmers" will move on at their own accomplished pace. I say "go for it"! emoticon
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    I really like how you are enthousiastic for new things! I hope you get to take the course. I too often think I'd like swimming lessons now that I've visited the pool more often (can't go right now because of bursitis but I hope it will be over soon so I can swim once or twice a week).
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