Monday, June 20, 2011

My friend is singing to me

Watching Wimbedon as I type, while my little sparrow friend sings his song to me outside my window.
I can't travel too much, short day trips at the most, I will head to Canterbury one of these days.

Today, I had a leisurely breakfast at 8:30, porridge (Bill's famous oatmeal), 2 fried eggs, bacon (a meater style than our American bacon), tomatoes, mushrooms and toast, of course coffee.

I stowed my swim gear at the new Water Sport Center on the beach, much more convenient, especially because I'm training alone this week. Many more swimmers will be arriving next week, but I am the only Solo crossing schedule for this early tide.
I'm getting more comfortable with the water temperature, right now I have just use 'colder than cool' as a description, I do not want to know the true temperature until my crossing is over. My mind is reacting just fine now, especially with these cloudy days we are having.

Started collecting the supplies for my swim, and I continue to eat, even I really don't have an appetite.

Training in the harbor:
Day 1: 2 hours (choppy with rain)
Day 2: 2 hours 5 minutes (choppy with wind and clouds)
Day 3: 1.5 hours (calm and over cast)

... and a nice nap this afternoon.
Until tomorrow.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marcy,
    Thinking of you and hoping for calm seas and a warm sun.


2015 ... 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 –

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs-

-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:

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:

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

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