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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Show and Tell - Swimming

This is my Show and Tell - a picture from the triathlon where I got 5th place! That was one of my proudest days. That's me in the middle, in the light blue triathlon suit.

I was a high school swimmer, so when I read an article while in grad school about triathlons, I was immediately intrigued. That was about 7 or 8 years ago. Since then, I've completed 5 triathlons and 2 relay triathlons.

Swimming is still a favorite activity for me. Two months ago I joined the Davis Aquatic Masters swim team (which has been kicking my ass, btw), and I almost always leave the pool feeling refreshed and re-energized. Once in a while, the workout really kicks my ass to the point where I leave feeling a bit drained and worn out.

Today, there were two pregnant women at practice, who I've never seen (one of them maybe I just didn't notice she was pregnant, she was not THAT far along). She totally kicked my ass at practice. Then when I got out of the pool, yet another VERY pregnant woman accompanied her husband to watch his practice. Where did all these pregnant women come from?! I just wish I could block them out until the 4th of July.

Still - swimming is awesome, and so are triathlons. That's the moral of the story.

Head over the Mel's Show and Tell to see what everyone else is showing.


  1. Swimming is awesome and I think its fabulous that you compete in triathlons.

  2. I love swimming! I use to be a swimmer when I was younger, no triathlons for me! Good work doing so many of them! You should be very proud of yourself!

  3. I was a swimmer too. LOVED it. Best exercise ever (the only kind I ever liked).

    ...*must find pool*.....

  4. I used to swim back in school too! Have done a couple of triathlon relays. How I miss those days!

    BTW... I had come across an article a couple of months back which spoke about how athletic girls could have an hormonal imbalance trigering IF... need to research a little about this to see how it holds true!

  5. I love swimming - haven't for years though. No pools or available "swimming holes" around now.

    That's pretty cool that you compete in triathlons :)

  6. that's so awesome that you compete! What a great way to stay healthy!

  7. I really admire you for competing in triathlons! I love swimming, and need to get back into it! Way to go!

  8. Look at you doing the competitive thing! That's awesome... I always loved swimming as a kid. Summer meant the long bike ride to the local community outdoor pool and hours spent floating on my back staring at the clouds!

    btw... I may end up coming to you for help with the herbs. I'm going to need to put them into bigger pots soon and I will likely bungle it royally!


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