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Antipodean travelogue through the eyes of two - one textile and one building lover. It'll be hard to differentiate the two!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Years Resolutions

Well it’s that time of year again and its time to put my money where my blog is so to speak. So here it is a simple list of things to try to achieve in the New Year. Apparently the key is not to aim too high, seriously. If you set unrealistic targets, you get frustrated at the progress you are making and eventually give up. With this is mind mine are pretty much none committal

1 Start jogging and become fitter
2 Drink less and eat healthier
3 Learn to swim…..again!
4 Suck the life out of 2007 (Sharon's suggestion)

Number three is ironic really as this is the third time I will have tried to learn how to swim. The first time was as a kid when I had to get “grommets” in my ears which meant I had to give it up. Eventually I went back as a mature student to Rathmines swimming pool. I was something of an oddity, having the ability to empty the contents of the pool while remaining perfectly stationary. I would kick out from the side of the pool with my pale blue float and slowly come to a complete stop as the friction of the water won the fight against my momentum. I would then lie in the water in an inverted dead mans float and watch everybody else sail on by.

Anyway once more into the brink, as I begin my adventure and probably baffle another swimming community.


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  • At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Cathal
    you know, swimming becomes so much easier in a climate that lends itself to swim more often.When I went to Australia, I was an adequate swimmer, but a bit afraid of getting out of depth etc, by the time I left Oz, I was a bit of a whizz in the water and could even dive properly from the side of the pool. Mind you, I camped for a good bit around Oz and there was swimming pools in each of the campsites which really helped. good luck!


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