Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm Back, the gills are feeling free.

Pretty much all healed, only took 10 weeks.
It was such a beautiful day, even though I had to wake extra early, for the drive to Brookfield.

2 birthdays were celebrated this week,
my twin sister, Beth (& me) and today, my brother Ken turned the BIG 50.

Beth and I turned 47 on November 24th, so to celebrate, I try to start the day and a new year, right with a work out.
It's so GOOOOOD to be back in the pool, I feel so free.

Today I swam with my aqua brother and sister, Jim Bayles and Liz Fry... a wonderful celebration of life and breakfast afterward.

4's and 7's
4 x 700 (:10 rest) 1. tube  2. swim  3. Big Paddle  4. swim
47 x 50 on the :50 except the 4th and then the 7th were on the :45
end with
4 x 175 (7 lengths) Buoy
=5850 yards

50 Baby
500 Tube ( change breathing pattern every 50)
20 x 100 *** (1:30) Liz started as leader and every 5, we changed leaders

500 Big paddle (25 catch-up/ 100 full free)
15 x 100 ***

500 Fulcrum (modified catch-up)
10 x 100 ***

500 Big Paddle
5 x 100 *** change leader every 2

500 Buoy
=7500 yards

Dream, Prepare, Succeed


 

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Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages – https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABRIHomes-for-the-Brave/199613606735630?ref=hl

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs- http://www.homesforthebrave.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/HFTB-2014-Annual-Report-FINAL.pdf

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well: https://homesforthebrave.isecuresites.com/products/index.php?type=1110

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.


I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at: http://give.stvincents.org

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203)576-5451

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.