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250 miles

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by , August 16th, 2013 at 03:40 PM (987 Views)
Thursday August 15
SCY Lunch Bunch
8 x 100 on 1:40 kick/swim/drill/swim IM order
25 fly on 25, 50 easy on 1:00
50 fly on 50, 50 easy on 1:00
75 50 fly/25 back on 1:15, 50 easy on 1:00
100 50 fly/50 back on 1:40, 50 easy on 1:00
125 50 fly/50 back/25 breast on 2:05, 50 easy on 1:00
150 50 fly/50 back/50 breast on 2:30, 50 easy on 1:00
175 50/fly/50 back/50 breast/25 free on 2:55, 50 easy on 1:00
200 IM on 3:20, 50 easy on 1:00
4 x 100 pull on 1:45
100 easy

3000 yards

Friday August 16
Lunch Bunch
4 x (300-200-100) Round #1 pull 1:25 base, #2 swim with paddles 1:25 base, #3 swim 1:25 base, #4 kick 1:50 base
5 x 100 on 1:45 free/back/free/back

3000 yards

Today, I reached 250 miles on Go the Distance. I have without a doubt been through a lot in the last 50 miles of swimming. On May 9th, I hit 200 miles and 5/13 I had my ultrasound that started this odyssey. Since that time, I have had an ultrasound, 3 CTs, a colonoscopy and 6 rounds of chemotherapy. Also, I have caught up with and felt the support of people too numerous to count, had visits from 2 parents, 1 in-law, 2 sisters (one of them twice) and five college roommates and gone on one fabulous vacation. I have swum 31 times, including one meet in which I hope to have a top ten time (I stand #3 in the 400 IM and #5 in the 200 breast right now). Finally, I want to say thank you to anyone that is taking the time to read this.

Onward to 300 (or wherever I reach)

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  1. Celestial's Avatar
    Mary, I just discovered your blog for the first time today, and I read all the way back to the beginning. I applaud your attitude and continued participation in swimming so regularly throughout all your treatments! I have a dear friend who was ex w/ stage I'VE breast ca at Xmas, and I took her family dinner ever Sunday for 16 weeks of chemo, she was seriously nauseous and seldom left her bed the entire time (she's doing very well now). I can't imagine how you stayed so active through all this - and work too! Best wishes!
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    If life throws me as big of a curve ball as you were thrown I hope I have your strength, dignity and attitude. I doubt you feeling amazing, but you are and I know you will get through this. Thanks again for sharing your journey and congratulations on all your achievements so far.
  3. MaryR's Avatar
    Thanks, Stewart and Celestial!!