Yippee! Yahoo! Yay! Y?


Distance Badge SwimmingWe have done it!  This afternoon 5-yr-old granddaughter R and I sploshed our way to a total of 800 metres in one go.  The longest swim ever for both of us, although I have lived a great many more years when I could have tried it. But didn’t. Didn’t ever think I could do it!  Now, R just has to repeat the exercise at the official trial in a couple of weeks’ time. She has already proved to herself (and me!) that it is comfortably within her capabilities.

Colonialist March 2014 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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27 Responses to Yippee! Yahoo! Yay! Y?

  1. bluebee says:

    Well done, R! And for pushing your grandpa to reach sploshy heights.

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  2. Ruth2Day says:

    trumpets at the ready for an almighty fanfare of well done to you both

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  3. Arkenaten says:

    Amazing the fortitude of the young ‘uns.
    You have your work cut out for you now! Who’s bitten off more than they can chew I wonder? 🙂
    Best of luck. I can just about manage the 2 metres it takes to get from the edge to the bottom.

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    • colonialist says:

      Next year I have to worry about 1500 metres. Eek.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Yes, I saw that. I see the Midmar Mile looming, Mister N.
        I remember a conversation over a braai and a few beers about how running 8 kms was a bit of fun but only a complete nutter would contemplate Comrades.

        And anyone who knows me knows exactly how that turned out!

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        • colonialist says:

          There you have me totally. Running 8 kms for me is a bit of impossibility akin to doing the Comrades. Ride, cycle or hike is a different matter.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            No, sorry, I wasn’t suggesting you do the running. I meant it as a comparison to your swimming.
            It starts with a few lengths of the pool with the little one and before you know ít, shes got you training for the bloody Midmar Mile! Wait and see.

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  4. Desire says:

    *Standing ovation*! Whooohoooo!

    Now 1000m.

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  5. misswhiplash says:

    Congratulations to you both…

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  6. What a great grandfather you are (no – I don’t mean great-grandfather).

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  7. Pussycat44 says:

    Yippee! Well done to both of you.

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  8. That’s very impressive indeed. Well done to you both. 🙂

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  9. newsferret says:

    Ah ha!! getting competion are you 😀

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  10. adeeyoyo says:

    Congratulations to both you, Col, and granddaughter, R! Extremely well done!

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  11. disperser says:

    Well done!

    . . . I can float for about 8 seconds, so that’s doubly impressive to me.

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