My swimming had been slowly slipping towards the end of last year. This year I am determined to pick it back up again. I don’t usually make New Years resolutions, but this year I have made an exception. I want to build my swimming back up to a mile a day. Unfortunately, I fell at the first hurdle! Allow me to explain…
My mum, my kids and I always go to the cinema on New Year’s Eve. This year we fancied going to see Bohemium Rhapsody, but my son really didn’t want to see it so after checking what else was in, we all agreed on Holmes and Watson. What a mistake that was!! I have NEVER in my life walked out of a cinema halfway through a film. This was the exception to the rule. It is the worst film I have ever seen. To be honest, I don’t even think we made it to halfway. I thought perhaps it was just me, but after mentioning it to my mum and the kids, we were all in agreement and chose to leave. if you like comedies…do NOT see this film as it is not at all funny!!
We ended up playing charades and drinking hot chocolate at home in the lead up to midnight. Charlie (our gorgeous Springador) was absolutely terrified as the fireworks started going off. I had already given him the calming tablets so thought he would be ok. For the most part he was but then wouldn’t settle and go to sleep after they’d stopped. By the time he finally calmed down, I was wide awake. At half past 3 I could hear Charlie scratching about so told him to lie down and be quiet. At half past 4, my son alerted me to the fact that Charlie had been sick. Not only had he been sick, but he was also eating it!! What a great way to bring in the new year! My son took him downstairs as he couldn’t stay in his room with that acrid smell. I took pity on him and let him play on his xbox which made him feel quite rebellious I think. At 8am he then woke me up with a bowl of cereal and a coffee. Such a nice thought, but would have been even better two hours later, lol. Can anyone tell me if they have tried a Thundershirt for their dog? They are supposed to really help with a dogs anxiety so I would love to know how effective they are before I invest in one.
Needless to say, I did NOT go swimming on New Years day.
Determined to at least try and stick to my New Years resolution, I was full of enthusiasm when I went to swim on the second. However, my efforts were once again thwarted when my hip kept popping in and out so much that it was bringing tears to my eyes and I was forced to stop after 10 lousy lengths!! 🤬
Yesterday, I went back to the pool with lower expectations. I figured that as long as I got in the water, I was still making progress in the right direction. I was really please with myself when I realised I had managed to swim 46 lengths…only 18 lengths shy of a mile.
I will do my absolute best to try and swim a mile a day, but perhaps with my condition, my resolution should not be to swim a mile a day, but just to go to the pool every day (even if it’s just to use the spa and let the heat and bubbles work their magic) and take it from there.