Last Sunday was the longest pool swim ever. My goal was to swim more than 3-hours and get closer to the 4-hour mark.
I started at 7 a.m. (after "springing forward"...ouch!) with Noah and Dave as companion swimmers. I started out with
1 x 1500, 2 x 1000 and repeated that four times for a grand total of 14,300 meters, or ~8.89 miles. The last time through the set I broke the 2 x 1000s into 4 x 500s and felt the strongest. I'm grateful to have shared the experience with other companion swimmers Katy, Carol, and Ann. I used Usher and other artists to "push it to the limit" and get me through. After three hours of swimming, Pink kept telling me to "raise my glass" and I kept thinking that I just hope to be able to raise my hairbrush in the lockerroom. Finally I reached the 4-hour mark and swam an easy 300 to cool down. I almost fell asleep during brunch so I took a nap when I got home.
I'm looking forward to the Pool Party fundraiser this evening with friends and family. One of my sixth grade students this week raised his hand and asked, "If I come to this pool party, are you just going to talk to my mom about my math grades?" I assured him that I had no plans to talk math, --only to have fun. I did my first LIVE interview with WXYZ Channel 7 this morning and enjoyed breakfast afterwards with Katy and Noah at the Original House of Pancakes. Katy did a fantastic job researching, collecting data and writing my press release. My sister made some wonderful swimmer cookies for toni