Ahhh…leap day it happens every four years. It’s a day added to calendar year’s that are divisible by 4-which by my math 2020, certainly is. As the earth doesn’t orbit the sun exactly every 365 days, leap day is basically a catch up day.
Rare things can happen on leap days. Irish legend says that St. Patrick and St. Brigid agreed that a woman can propose marriage to a man on leap days.* That would be rare.
My rare leap day celebration centered around swimming (duh this is a swimming blog). A loose goal of mine for my Catalina training is to swim at least one 10,000 yard set each month. Leap day seemed like a perfectly good excuse to sneak in a 10k.
(note the UW vs USC water bottles. CU bottle coming shortly)
Coach Jen had another creative workout however it netted me only 4700 yards. I had another 5300 to slog through on my own-yet I prevailed. Physically, 10k is tough often times though it’s more of a mental game. Today was one of those days to muster through the mental. There will be more training days in store like this for me I am sure.
Hopefully, next month affords me such a good excuse to swim long.
Going forward my goal is to swim 10k every leap day~thankfully I don’t have to worry about it until 2024! I will be 61 and growing bolder.
*The reason was that men took to long to propose