Today I swam 50 lengths of our local municipal pool, which is 1.25 kilometres, or 0.8 miles. It took me 45 minutes, including pauses for breath at each end. I aim to swim 1.6 kilometres eventually. This is all part of the grand plan to lose weight, get fit, and become totally fab. Or something.
I'm swimming much faster than I was when I started (was it just 2 weeks ago?) And I'm not especially tired, though my back and shoulders ache a little. And I've started swimming butterfly! Two lengths, but I'm building up to swimming 1 length of crawl, 1 of breaststroke and 1 butterfly in rotation. Sometimes I can't swim butterfly, because I'm sharing the lane with another swimmer. But it's wonderfully vigorous.
After I'm finished I feel in a really good mood. I was singing in the change room!
This is what my speedo looks like -- exactly this colour. And now I can easily fit into a medium! I bought it from Target (Oz's Target has nothing to do with the US's) for $15. It's kinda sexy, I think.