Leaping into 2019

leaping into 2019


I am leaping into 2019 with a BIG splash – how about you? New year’s are always a good time for reflection and setting new goals. I thought that I would share with you my reflections and goals for 2019, watch out I am going to make a splash!?!? (couldn’t resist)

2018 Reflections

This year has been quite a few firsts for me in terms of swimming…
1. My first 5km ocean swim
2. First year of swimming over 406km – what the?!?! an increase of over 100km versa 2017 – however that isn’t something I feel that have to improve on every year!
3. 280 swims over the year, an average of 6 a week
4. My first swim holiday in Croatia, you can read about my week of swimming here
5. Speed increase of 1 minute per 100m over a 3km distance!

2019 Goals

If you have been reading my website you probably already know what I am going to say here… but I think it is good for me to have them all laid out and by telling you I will be more accountable
1. To swim a 5km ocean swim every month in 2019 – however, I will probably do 2 in June instead of 1 in August, as it is proving far too tricky to find a swim otherwise
2. To raise $120,000 for ovarian cancer research which will fund once researcher full time for a year, over $9000 raised so far
3. Give up alcohol until my 10km swim in April – I am finding that it really is affecting my performance for the next few days after (because I am SUCH an athlete – hehe)
4. Give up lollies (sweets for those watching from the UK) – this was a suggestion of a swim buddy who said when she gave up alcohol she ate more lollies for the sugar – to be completely honest this is going to be harder than the alcohol!
5. Lose about 15kgs by the Marseille swim in June. Partly so I have less to pull through the water and partly so I can fit into some of the lovely dresses in my wardrobe

Wow, looking at all those goals I really am going to be leaping into 2019 with a giant splash. It is going to be a BIG year. That isn’t even the half of it, there is work as well.

Napping

Just doing my 3km swim this morning and trying to write this sent me off in a nap, life gets tiring when you are trying new things, and I need (and probably you too) to remember to give myself a break. At least today was only a 2 hour nap compared to yesterday’s 3.5 hours!

Knowing that I get tired I need to build in naps and early nights into my routine, there is a lot going on and I do like to be busy, but I think 2019 will get to an insane level, well until the 10km is done in April then I can relax a bit, although a 10km in May was discussed this morning after the swim…..

Raising a glass to 2019 goals

What are you doing leaping into 2019? I’ve love to know if anyone else has ambitious goals, things that they want to do. Have a fabulous new year and don’t forget to nap!!

Lara

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