Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Swimming Bondage

My swimming has graduated to the next level -- the level that requires more toys!

You should see me in the mornings -- armed with my paraphernalia at the pool side. Ask Keith -- he saw my loot bag! LOL!!!

Here is what I start out with: A series of cable exercises to get the hurt on before I get in the water.



After my routine, I consult with my workout baggie. Sometimes I have to take my goggles off to consult with the bag. And sometimes, I have to look again and again like I have OCD just to make sure I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. :)



Next thing that gets wet is my trusty steed -- take a ride on the Pink Pony!! Err -- doesn't EVERYONE name their pull buoys? LOL!!!!!!!!!



My favourite part of the workout is when I get to put on these bad babies. I feel muscles in my arms and shoulders I never new existed.



And finally, drum roll please -- The Band. Dum, dum, dum. Just look how innocent it looks lying there -- lifeless. But when that little sucker goes around my ankles, my swimming gradually goes from horizontal to vertical. It's a race for me to get the other side of the pool. My arms will be trying to fling those paddles through the water fast enough (the term "fast" is used very loosely here) to keep me moving forward instead of sinking. Good times!! Hahahahahahaha!!!



Yoga is on my agenda for later today and the Pass is in the middle of a major thaw. It's like spring out there -- there is NO wind and the temperature is sitting at +4!! It was even raining this morning. :)

12 comments:

Jenna said...

+4? I hate you as much as PJ susie!!!lol
and that's quite a swimming "tickle trunk" you have :)

Charlie Browne said...

gotta love a girl that carries a bag of "toys" with her wherever she goes....

Keith said...

Wow, I saw all that stuff, I think. Good for you. I can barely manage to get me, my swim shorts, and regular clothing to the pool. And yes, doesn't everyone name their pool boys? Though I confess I didn't know they came in pink.

Maybe when I get hard core I'll get some pool toys.

Alan Keller said...

Love your toys! And I looks like you got the chinook and not us. BOOOO!

Susi said...

tee hee, i was thinking tickle trunk like jenna!

you bondage girl you. who knew?!

i always thought the actual name for a pull buoy was 'pool boy' so i guess that's what i'll call mine. :D

Jenna said...

Chuck calls them pool boy too and I always have to correct him - Chuck, do you really want people hearing you say you had a pool boy between your legs? lol

Amy said...

Wow, I haven't seen some of those ole gems in years. That band is a killer, watch out!

Cath said...

ha ha! MY relationship with the band is a bit of a love hate thing....i love it cos I know it'll do the goods in the end, I hate cos it hurts.....:) But that's how it works eh?!

+4 eh? Yowza, we've been at -6 in little ol England - so, people at work thought I was positively mad to run home from work - the response was "you're doing what?!" - to which I replied, "well, in Canada, my friend Julie gets out in xxxx temperatures" - you're famous.....

Back to swimming.....it's fab.....but Jason says....that;s a lot of rubber....best not he look in my swim bag.....:)

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

I remember the first time I tried the bands last year...after the first 25m I dubbed it the "Toe nail scapping the paint off the bottom of the pool" drill.

By the way, you & Mike should come out to Calgary the end of Jan - first week of Feb. Mel is flying over for a week visit. Going to try and round up as many of the clan as I can for a scoff n such somewhere.

Julie said...

Shannon -- That sounds great!!!! :) :)

Keith said...

You signed up for the police half! Will see you there, though not for long after it starts!

Keith said...

Hellooooooo Julie!!!!

Has the wind blown you away?

Have you been kidnapped by space aliens?

Have you gone on vacation somewhere warm and forgotten all your friends freezing their asses off?

Been chased by cavemen somewhere far away?

Don't you know there are people that depend on getting their dose of Julie cheerfulness?

We're three whole days into Julie blog withdrawl, and we are getting worried.
:-)