Still Sitting, Waiting, Wishing…

The frustration is setting in a little deeper these days.  It’s been 8 weeks since I was in the pool and I am missing it.  In my March post “Forced To Take A Break” I shared that I had a leg injury that was preventing me from swimming.  After some more investigation, this injury has…

Forced To Take A Break…

After being diagnosed with dystonia in 2014 I was unable to continue swimming because my body would go into intense spasms and I would be in a lot of pain.   During that time away from the pool I felt like a huge part of my active life was gone.  I watched YouTube videos of…

30% completed – 3,041 Laps Strong!

When I first started, I couldn’t imagine swimming 20 laps let alone 3,000 and it’s all because of the support and positive thoughts from all of you! Thank you! Keep reaching for the stars everyone! See you in the pool, Sum

Making A Splash @ the BMSC Meet!

It may have been a weekend of snowfall and freezing rain but that didn’t stop me from attending the BMSC Splash swim meet this past Sunday. Despite the weather, there was great attendance and the energy of the pool was incredible.  My favourite supporters Ryan, Syra and Sophia were there to cheer me on and…

First donation = 250 laps

I am so grateful for the very first donation towards the Laps of Love – Swim For Dystonia campaign!  Here’s a short video of the first 80 laps of 250, swam Friday October 13th! Please share, donate,  ​follow my Facebook page and Instagram page! Thank you for the support! #swim4dystonia #lapsofloveca #dystoniamovesme ​See you in…

MSO Swim Meet Dates

Practices are well underway and so are the swim meet dates!  With the changes happening in the swim community, some of these meets are still awaiting sanctioning numbers, so I will have to update the post as the meets become sanctioned. I hope to see you out at the meets to cheer me on and…

It’s A Go!

Today I had a meeting with the City of Burlington to discuss the Laps of Love – Swim for Dystonia fundraiser.  It is with great excitement and pleasure that I am able to share with you that on Saturday, September 8, 2018 the Laps of Love – Swim for Dystonia will be held!!  What a…

Working Out & Having Fun

I just had to share how amped I am that I completed today’s dryland training. I haven’t done any weight training or circuit training since even before my diagnosis.  In fact, the last time I did anything of the sort, I was still in high school working out with my brothers.  Immediately my mind began…

The Body Doesn’t Create The Mind, The Mind Creates The Body.

Like plenty of people out there, my life can be incredibly chaotic at times and the only place I want to be is under the water. It’s the one place I know I can be alone with my thoughts and my emotions, free from distractions.  There are many articles out there (science based and otherwise)…

Challenge Accepted!

This weekend my fiance and I took a much needed break and headed up north to a friends trailer on McConnell Lake.  About 20 km of the Quebec boarder and hidden behind kilometres of tall pine trees, McConnell Lake is a hidden gem of Ontario. My first challenge came from our friends who hosted us.…