Yep, you read it right, you’re going to FINALLY see me swim!! Saaay whaaat??? Eeek!! I’m so excited to read your comments! Like seriously excited! Oh yeah, Happy Tuesday by the way!! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was sensational!!

WATCH ME SWIM HERE!!! By the way, found this video in my phone storage! Had NO clue! Each year, at a meet in Virginia (at George Mason University to be exact), they hold this totally awe-inspiring sprint contest at the end! This gal is a sprinter so yeah, I’m lovin’ it! I usually hit the end of the pool between 12-13 seconds! Of course I race the 25 yard fly!! The lady 2 lanes to my left is a National record holder (for her age group)!! I was so happy to be head-to-head with her!! The ultimate compliment! BTW, I’m the swimmer with the white cap and black suit!

DID YA LIKEY ??!!!! 

Alright, more swimmin’ stuff up in here:

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

If you like The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carrol, then you’ll love my version. Check it out:

“The time has come,” the swimmer said,

“To talk of swimmer things:

Of caps–and pools–and goggle rings–

Of too tight suits–and sets–

And why the water is freezing cold–

And whether swimmers have tails. 

10 things you probably could care less knowing about me (+swimming), but will:

#1- Sometimes during warm-down, I pretend I’m a mermaid swimming through the depths of the ocean. It’s relaxing knowing that my workout is finito. I have quite the vivid imagination.

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#2- I often times talk aloud to myself while swimming (like physically swimming through the water). It sounds a little bit like fish talk because my face is in the water.

#3- I absolutely hate showering before entering the pool! As if jumping into freezing cold water wasn’t punishment enough, they make you shower, shiver, and then shuffle past blowing fans to get in. Luckily, I’m pretty well known at most local pools, so I’m given a free pass to walk (or jump) right in. While out of town, I’ve been asked to shower before entering their pool and this is the face I give them (I mean, pure shock):

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#4- I have a tight left shoulder, like seriously tight. Yoga really helps it out, but at times, while swimming, I get really mad at myself for not consistently doing my shoulder opening exercises. Eagle pose is crazy beautiful to my lefty!

#5- I can be quite cheeky when I swim, and I don’t mean the playful type either. My cheeks hang on for the ride. Blame the suit cuts, not me! Oops!

#6- I dislike being in a lane that’s directly in front of a lifeguard stand, especially when swimming backstroke. I’m paranoid that they’re looking up my nose.

#7- I love lap swimming while there’s a swim meet going on. What can I say, I like an audience. I even pretend that everyone’s there just to watch me. Yep, I’m a total ham when I’m in my element.

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#8- I love the smell of swimming: Chlorine, latex, baby powder, polyester, spandex, etc. I feel like I’m home…

#9- Even in snow, I wear flip flops to and from the pool! Whoa, right?

#10- A fear of mine while swimming is getting hair in my mouth and/or wrapped around my fingers/toes. Eeek, it grosses me out. Also, swimming while untangling a hair…not easy!

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BE HONEST, AM I WEIRD?? ENJOY WATCHING ME SWIM?? HAPPY TUESDAY!! MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!! XOXO

-Kristin

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Chelsea and so cool you love chlorine smell, too!! Haha, I don’t know what it is…I just like it!! You’re the best! Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for always being supportive!! xoxo

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  1. weight2lose2013

    Thanks for sharing the video! It was awesome to see you swim. I can’t believe how fast you are in the water. Thanks for sharing the swimming tidbits, too. I was going to mention that your suit was kind of cheeky, but I guess you knew that already! lol You rock, Kristin!

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    1. Kristin

      Hahaha!!! Thanks Rob and yes, my race suit is really cheeky!! 😉 I always need help getting in it!! Swimmers are funny like that! Also, you’re the best!! I always love reading your comments! You make me smile!! So great!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!! xoxo

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    1. Kristin

      Awesome!!! Swimming is a lot of fun and definitely puts my mind in a different place than running!! I don’t know, it really opens my entire body up!! It’s great! Happy Tuesday! Have a great one! xoxo

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  2. Martha B

    Get your mermaid on, girl! You are a swimming super star 🙂
    I get why some people probably really need to shower before they swim, but it definitely seems like a waste of time for the most part. I totally get where you’re coming from there!

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    1. Kristin

      Hehe, thanks Martha!! You’re sensational!! Always making me laugh and smile!! You’re sooo cute!! 🙂 🙂 Yep, I definitely get why they want us to shower…it’s just sooo cold!! But totally understandable!! I need to be a better sport about it!! Happy Tuesday!! Have a great day!! xoxoxo

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    1. Kristin

      Hahaha, that’s hilarious!! I can see it, though- swimming is all about calculations!! You’re the best! Thanks SO much for your sweetness!! You always make me smile!! Happy Tuesday!! xoxo

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  3. FLRunnerBoy

    Haha! Those are some amazing facts Kristin!!! I wasn’t able to open the video of you swimming … POO!!! 😦 I wanted to see it too, I really should learn to swim. People keep pushing to do a triathlon all the time. You’re not weird eh’ … just unique 🙂

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    1. Kristin

      Hey Lee!! Thanks so much for your sweetness!! You’re the best!! My husband said he couldn’t view the link on his work computer, but can view it on his phone. I had him check. His workplace blocks Facebook, so maybe that’s it. I hope you’re having a fab day!! You’re the best!! Hehe!! Thanks for calling me unique! Love it!

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    1. Kristin

      Ohhh my gosh!!! You’re the coolest EVER!! A school for people who wanna be mermaids!!! Eeeeek!!!! That’s me!! That’s me!! Oh you’re just too much- THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!! Gotta go to this school!! If you were here, I’d give you a huge hug!! Thanks for supporting my weirdness, too!! 😉 😉 Hehe!! I totally get what you’re sayin’!! xoxoxo

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  4. Kerrie

    That’s pretty fast! Go you! (I’ve just started swimming again but I have no idea if my ‘form’ is okay. I can do butterfly stroke as I’ve forgotten a good front stroke. In theory it makes sense but….I guess over time…)

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    1. Kristin

      Hey Kerrie!! You’ll get everything back going, don’t you worry!! I get it, sometimes fly feels more natural to me than freestyle. Thanks for your awesomeness, too!! You’re always so sweet and encouraging!! Yeah, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you’re doing in the water (form wise). You’ll get it down!! xoxoxo

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  5. JMC813

    Do you enjoy cycling at all Kristin? Cuz if you do I think I may see a Triathlon or many in your future. If I enjoyed swimming more I might train for them but I don’t, and also have a minor phobia of open water swimming. So Duathlons are what I am going to try maybe next season if I can actually get motivated to train. I was born and bred a cyclist and enjoy running so a Run, Bike, Run format suits me fine. Thanks for sharing your love of swimming with us. You are a true athlete it seems. I love that. Keep chasing your dreams until they have to chase you.

    XO

    John

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    1. Kristin

      Oh man, I wish I enjoyed cycling, I really do, but unfortunately I don’t. I fear cycling around cars. Weird, I know! 😉 😉 I do aquathlons (run-swim-runs), but I’m very familiar with duathlons! My husband is a duathlete, so I’ve been to many many races over the years. They’re a lot of fun!! Have a great day!! xoxo

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Courtney!! You’re super fabulous!! 🙂 I know what you mean, early morning + freezing water = eeeek!!! Bodies never adjust to that!! They just don’t!! Awesome job on your marathon!! You’re a rock star!! You pushed through and did it!! Happy Wednesday!! xoxo

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  6. Running Betty

    You’re seriously an amazing swimmer! Thank you for sharing this video! And I love the random swimming facts about you! I hate showering before getting in the pool too! Being cold is pretty much the worst thing in the world to me so I’m pretty dramatic about it too! (The picture made me laugh so hard) You’re maybe a little weird but I like it! 😉 happy hump day!

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, Thank You and Happy Hump Day to you!! 😉 😉 I know, I hate being cold, especially when in a swim suit. It feels very awkward and uncomfortable. Just makes me shiver thinking about it. Hehe, I’m definitely a little weird. Embrace the weird, right? 🙂 Thanks for all of your support! Hopefully one day soon we can workout together! xoxo

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  7. Angie

    You are an awesome swimmer! I don’t know how to do fly yet. One day. I did some drills last year to try to learn, I look pretty funny. I smell like chlorine right now as I swam this AM. I like swimming, I’m not fast, but I still enjoy it.

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    1. Kristin

      Hey Angie!! Thanks for your sweetness!! Fly can definitely be tricky to learn, especially as an adult. Hang in there, you’ll get it down. Ohhhh, you smelled like chlorine, huh??? LOVE IT!!! I’m weird, but love the smell!! What a fab perfume!! Hehe! You’re the best! Have a great day!! xoxo

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  8. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    Girl you are FAST! I remember when I was trying out for the swim team back in the day learning to do the butterfly was suuuuuper tricky! You owned it – and only in a 25! That’s so little time to get into a groove so that shows just how talented of a swimmer you are.

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Lauren!! You’re super nice!! Just the coolest! 😉 I’ve always loved fly! It’s always an adventure in the pool. Ohh swim team tryouts!! Eeeek!! FUN!! I’m sure you were sensational!! You’re the best!! Have a wonderful day!! xoxo

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  9. Girl Runs Wild

    That’s so awesome, well done! I love to swim and should do more of it – every autumn I make plans to swim a lot over the winter, but then I just love running so much that I never find the time… I guess there are worse things that could stop me from swimming. 😉

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    1. Kristin

      Awww!!! I know what you mean! It can hard balancing several activities at once. I took a short break from swimming but missed it too much, so told myself to never do that again. You’ll get in the pool when it feels right! I know you will!! Embrace your love for running!! xoxo

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  10. Shawna

    you included 2 of my faaaavorite things in this post: mermaids and a Lewis Carroll quote! 🙂 love that. so nice to see how passionate you are about swimming!

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