This year I am challenging myself to swim all 28 days in the month of February, completing 30 miles by the end of the month!
Status on Day 28: Complete!!!!
Here are the final stats:
Days: 28 (yep, I swam every one!)
Yards: 53,300 (goal was 52,800)
Miles: 30.284 (goal was 30)
Total lengths (in 25 yard pool): 2,132
Shortest swim: 1,200 yards
Longest swim: 2,500 yards
Most swims: 1,800-2,000 yards
Current amount raised for the ABC House: $1,063 ($273 off-line & $790 online)
What's next?: Yoga class tomorrow!! After that, I'm looking forward to going back to my regular routine of swimming 3 days a weeks, yoga 1 time per week, and my gym workouts.
For anyone wanting to make a post-event donation, this fundraising page will be open for a few more weeks.
Thank you so much to everyone for your support, encouragement, time in the water (and out), and donations.
It has been a long month, and I'm glad it is over, but am also very glad I did it!
Swim "guests" who have joined me in person: John Law (my dad), Steve George (my hubby), CBATS swim group, Karen Misfeldt (friend), Sebbie (son), Susie (sister), Eric (brother-in-law), Maggie (daughter).......more to come.
Swim "guests" who have joined me from a distance: Teresa De Sitter (niece), Sally Mahedy (friend), Gayle Orner (friend), Linda De Sitter (sister), Sara Wild (niece), Annie Black (friend), Vicki Idema (friend) and her sister, and Sandra Uesugi (friend).
Childcare help: Fernandez Family and my hubby, Steve.
Off-line Donations ($301): $5 (my 10-year-old son, Sebbie!), $150 (Uncle Simi), $50 (Sandra & Steve Panshin & a matching donation through their employer), $20 (anonymous family members), $28 (Joan Stempniak), $20 (Vic Tremblay, swimming friend), $28 (Traci Wendell)...
Feel Good Meter: Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all I have to say today! (:
While doing this swim challenge, I have set another goal to raise $500 for the ABC House, an organization that is near and dear to my family's heart! ABC House (http://www.abchouse.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a safe, child friendly environment where children who are suspected of having been abused or neglected can come to receive a neutral, objective, comprehensive assessment. Assessments may include a head to toe medical check up and/or an interview conducted by specially trained and experienced individuals. Non-offending family members will receive support and information to help their children begin the healing process. If you feel moved to do so, a donation to the ABC House would be greatly appreciated by many!