- I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Love the skin you're in
So adding regular chlorine baths into my training routine has sent my skin into overdrive. And not in places where it's easy to cover up. Oh no, in highly visible places. Wearing a burka is looking like a good option right now. Any tips from regular swimmers or those with delicate skin gratefully received.
Swimming is going well I think. My coach thinks I'm progressing (doing lengths now) but I think I'm actually getting worse. Maybe it has to get worse before it gets better! There is so much to think about that I often forget to kick or breath because I'm focusing so much on my head position or arms. It's like patting your head while rubbing your tummy and counting backwards from one million in Swahili! Aaaaaargh!!!!
On the academic front my OU materials have arrived. I am going to love this course (AA317 Words and Music if anyone wants to look it up) I do have a wee bit of a musical background in that I played the cello and piano in the school orchestra. I have sung in various choirs and I love a good karaoke session! Ok, that last one won't help but I can follow a score. And I love music. All kinds of music except for jazz but I'm open to being introduced to its delights.
I had a wee bit of abuse on FB this week over my musical tastes! I have admitted they are a bit eclectic and like to listen to stuff according to my mood. For me Lady Gaga and Girls Aloud sit comfortably on my playlist with Kings of Leon, Elvis Costello, Meatloaf and the cast of Glee.
In fact everything in my life right now sits comfortably. I'm in a very happy place. I love the skin I'm in :-) xxx