Goal completed!

I use Runkeeper since many years by now, and the past two (or three?) years I’ve set year long goals for walking, biking and swimming. Last year was the first time I actually managed to reach all my goals, but this year, I teamed up with my daughter on setting shorter goals, for three months in a row. If nothing else to stop me from coming to the last month of the year and having 90% of the swimming goal left to meet.

So on January 1st I set goals to swim 4 km, bike 300 km and walk 250 km by March 31st.  My daughter also set goals for the same type of activities, and the same time period, but personalized goals suiting her.

TGoal runkeeperoday I reached the first goal, as I’ve been crawling one kilometer each day for the past three days, while staying at a hotel with a wonderful 20 m pool in the basement. I’ve been in Germany for work, and as luck has it, the hotel we live in is a fancy one, so…. I’ve made the most of it, and today clocked in at 4,5 km total (as I had already a 1,5 km swim logged since earlier this year).

So now I have to set a new swimming goal for myself. Am thinking of upping the ante a bit, not because I must, or feel I need to, but because I really really enjoy swimming, and having this goal makes me get out of the house and go to a pool to swim. So it does work as a sort of a trigger. But be not mistaken, I am doing this for me, because I enjoy swimming.

What do you enjoy doing, that you sometimes don’t take the time, or effort, to ensure that you actually do?

This blog post, number 5 of 100, is a part of the #blogg100 challenge currently running in Sweden

Aqua Sphere – I love you already!

Over Christmas I got fed up with having to get myself out of the pool, swimming laps, not because my body was tired, but because my face was hurting from the swim goggles. I’d always come out of the pool looking like a badger. And that facial mark around my eyes would last for hours on end. I tried to find a photo on my phone, but you’ll just have to imagine what I look like with badger markings around my eyes. 

Anyway, I posted my frustration on Facebook, and asked for advice on what kind of goggles to get, and decided to take Rasmus up on his suggestion for Aqua Spheres from Wiggle. So. I did. Ordered a pair of Aqua Sphere Women’s Vista Clear Lens Goggles in White/Lavender.

Today I got to try them out for the first time, and I love them! From the beginning when I put them on, it was as if I couldn’t really feel them, and one kilometer and half an hour later, I still didn’t feel them. And look, there’s a fine line on my forehead, but 20 minutes later, that line is almost totally gone! 

Thank you Rasmus for the suggestion, and thank you Aqua Sphere for my new favorite swim goggles! As I am currently on the road, I have the joy of staying at a hotel with a pool, so I’ll be trying them out tomorrow again. Have you ever had problems with badger-eyes after swimming with goggles? If so, I strongly recommend you to try out a pair of these.