20% Of The Laps Completed. A New Year’s Update.

Happy New Year everyone!! I finished off 2017 by hitting the 2,000 lap milestone mid December.  I am currently sitting at 2,111 laps, and it feels incredible.  Despite the fatigue I was experiencing after the North York Gators Pentathlon, I was still able to enjoy the water at a significantly slower pace.  I wasn’t able…

NYMAC Gators Pentathlon – I SURVIVED!

Today I swam in my first meet since 2014, when I received my diagnoses of hemi-facial spasms and cervical dystonia.  It felt so good be surrounded by the energy of excited swimmers, families and familiar faces that I haven’t seen in years.  I forgot how much I really missed it. In this meet each swimmer…

1,444 Laps Strong!

It is a pretty amazing feeling to see the lap counts keep going up. A few months ago 10,000 laps was just a dream and now I’m approaching the 2,000 laps milestone!! I know I can do this. I can feel it. All I have to do is focus on it. See you in the…

First Flare Up In 8 Months

It has officially been 4 weeks of being botox free (yay!), which feels incredibly different from what I’m used to.  Muscles that were once ‘numbed’ are active again after 3 years in a good way and a bit challenging for me in other ways. At dryland last Sunday, we did a circuit with some pretty neat…

1,188 Laps Strong!

My little Sophia was feeling much better and wanted join me as my lap counter this morning.  It felt so good to be in the water after a week and a half! To make my swim fun, I did 15 x 100m IM (I think this proved that I missed the pool!) This pushes me…

Spasm Free Stress!

Earlier in the month, my neurologist gave me a pat on the back for being able to manage my dystonia symptoms with my holistic approach, focusing on nutrition, managing stress levels, as well as going to physiotherapy, and massage therapy.  We decided that I would not get my botox injections and I was to continue…

1,000 Laps of Love Milestone!!

What a wonderful day for Laps of Love, I hit the 1,000 lap milestone this morning! I can’t even begin to share the excitement and happiness I feel inside.  When I first started this fundraiser, I was told that the laps goal was so ambitious, it maybe too much for me to do.  None the…

$250 for 250 Laps – Completed!

My daughter Syra was up with my at 6:30am Saturday November the 4th, to be my lap counter, and boy did I make a “splash” with her around.  This was the first swim since 2014 that I actually swam 100 laps in a workout and it felt great. To avoid boredom towards the end of…

Feeling Great & up to 694 Laps

What an awesome practice this morning! I was feeling good when I woke up, but that didn’t compare as to how I felt after practise and swimming 2,350m (that’s 94 laps!) After my swim on Sunday I made an appointment with my physiotherapist for this week.  I had some work done on my arm, neck…