Friday, May 21, 2010

The lengths I go to .......

According to "A Girl for all seasons", the 21st May was when the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. So the challenge was to find a charity to support.
A couple of weeks ago I was coming out of the swimming pool when I saw this poster

I thought That's what I want to support.
My Dad died from cancer four years ago. It was a tramatic time for all of us. How on earth does a young child cope?

I went up to reception to ask about the details...most important one being, "Just how many lengths of this pool constitute a mile? "

"That's 40 lengths" said the smiley receptionist.

That's do-able. I've been doing 30 lengths for the past few months. I can surely add another 10 onto my workout.

"Oh no, wait a minute. That's for two people. It's 80 lengths for one".

Whaaa...? I'll never manage that

But then I thought about it and decided that if I was going to do something then it shouldn't be easy. So before I could really think about it I had signed up. I then started my training. I added on 5 lengths every time I went to the pool. Today I did 74. And I still have a week to go. So things are looking good.

I suffer from Primary School teacher syndrome....which means that if I have something written down, I have to do it. This is the message board in my kitchen.

Sad, I know! But it means that I will swim that mile. Will I do it with a smile??? Seeing as my face will be under water for most of it, you will just have to take my word for it!!!