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Author Topic: I'm in Training  (Read 2439 times)

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Offline fearless

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I'm in Training
« on: December 21, 2006, 06:15:02 PM »
Yay, I'm finally going to take the plunge, literally.

I've just signed myself up to compete in the Mighty Mona Vale Marathon (aka the Don Jenkin Memorial Swim).

As many of you know, I am a keen swimmer and water babe, but this will be my first open water ocean swim. I've been dreaming about doing one for ages, and just yesterday I discovered that one of the nurses at the surgery I attend is a keen ocean swimmer. So her and I will be swimming together.

The swim is a fundraising event for the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club (those hunky bronzed men and women that voluntarily man our beaches each summer to protect, watch over and save us if need be).

The swim itself is 1.6 km (that's 1 mile, for you imperialists), starting at Warriewood Beach, heading out to sea, round the headland and finishing up on the glorious sands of Mona Vale Beach. It is on Sunday 21 January, which gives me a month to train properly for the event.

Wish me luck.

Little Steve

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Offline Longislander

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 06:21:37 PM »
Good Luck! You sound pretty damned excited about it, which is the best part ;D
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 06:27:19 PM »
Hello Steve,

Sounds like a great event !! GOOD LUCK  !!!  1mile... pretty good distance

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 06:46:28 PM »
Hey handsome - I wish you luck, safety and a fun exhilirating experience


Offline marco23

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 07:00:02 PM »
Hey Steve,
Lots of luck! With all your training, you're going to do great!
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming...swimming..swimming"  ;)
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Offline manchesteruk

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 07:14:31 PM »
Good luck Steve i'm sure it will be a great experience.  I've always wanted to do a swim like that but the water around here has that much sewage in it you could probably walk on it!  I am planning on doing the Great Manchester Run next year though it's 6 miles i'll probably be able to drag my way around that one.
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Offline Cliff

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 07:22:33 PM »
Good Luck Lil Steve.  Keep us posted on how your training goes and of course the big day!

Offline AtomicA

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006, 08:20:51 PM »
Please PLEASE don't get eaten by a shark!

Offline Cliff

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 08:51:45 PM »
...and watch out for them stingrays.

Offline fearless

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 09:13:28 PM »
Don't worry guys, there will be 750-800 people in the swim and most of them will have far more meat on them to chew than me - I'm just a little boney fella. It wouldn't be worth their while.
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Offline Eldon

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 01:18:31 AM »
Supporting You

Hey Steve ...

An experience that is waiting to happen. a exciting one at that! Have fun and enjoy!. I wish you the BEST with your training.

Take care of YOU!

"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Cause it is ALL within you to WIN!"

Offline Robert

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 02:02:04 AM »
If you get cramps, let me know.  I'll come and rub your legs.  In fact, maybe I should come anyway just to coach you. 


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006, 08:27:27 AM »
Train well
Swim hard
Kick ass

Offline joemutt

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2006, 08:40:47 AM »
That's fantastic! And if you get too tired , hang on to that nurse!

Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: I'm in Training
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2006, 10:08:28 AM »
Thats fab news Steve! Bravo to you! And btw, I'll sponsor you...
Happy training hon!

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