I was asked by a friend at work to join their Iron Girl team, she asked if I would be willing to do the swimming of the Iron Girl. I thought to myself I can swim sure I'll do it. What was I thinking!
I started training the 1st week in January. Another friend of mine is doing the Iron Girl but not as a team all of it. I thought she would be a great help with the swimming. We got to the pool at 8am on a cold Wednesday morning. Water was cold! Judi my friend went over how many laps I would need to swim for the Iron Girl. Again what was I thinking, the most I've swam is 10 laps, Judi told me I needed to swim at least 50!
I swam 40 laps that day and thought I was going to die. It wasn't pretty, I did those laps anyway I could, free style, back stroke, breast stroke and doggy paddle. In an hour I did it. Judi proceeds to tell me she did those laps in 20 min. What was I thinking?
It's been 2 months since I started swimming every Wednesday well I did cheat last week and didn't go. I'm swimming 50 laps in about 40 minutes so I'm getting my time down. Oh yes, the Iron Girl is in August so I have 6 months to get my time down to 20 min.
I told my daughter Amy I was swimming and she just laughed. When I told her I had to swim in this lake she said she would be ready with bacteria disenfective when I got out, very funny!
This is one of the items on my bucket list so I'm glad I'm doing it. I'm glad after I swim I don't have to bike 17.5 miles and then run 3.5 miles. I'm first and I just have to swim a little over a mile and a 1/2.
I can do this! I'll keep you updated, AJ took some photo's of my first swim I don't think I will post those!