Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The day after

Good Morning Everyone,
Thank you for all your support and interest.
#15 is in the books and I'm already starting to forget the un-pleasantries during that 11 hours 50 minutes.
I told my younger friends on LEHY that it's like swimming the 200 Fly (or any event you are nervous about), whether it's the 1st time or your 15th time, you know it's going to hurt, especially if you're trying to get to your next level of performance. Leave everything you've got in the pool (or the channel in my case). The hurt, is a good hurt; you've just pushed into your next gear. When you get out of the water, you start to forget the discomfort; eventually striving to get to an even Higher level.
Those levels do change, as we get older, but they still there as long as we are breathing.
Trust in your Preparation; if you worked hard in your training, relax and let it SHINE through during the test. 
For me, on the day after, I have No permanent injuries, I'm just working through the normal body tightness and sore muscles, my throat soreness from the salt water (mild, I think my nose clip helps with that) and I'm admiring my tan line from my cap and the couple of Jelly fish kisses I got yesterday. 
I've already started to enjoy the adventure.  
I will be working a short video and posting it shortly. 
See you soon, going to enjoy some r&r, visit some new and old favorite British sites.
Thank you again for all your lovely messages.
:) marcy

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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 – 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

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