I had a dream. When I was younger, I was taking Synchronized swimming. Which would help tremendously with keeping the lungs clear, the breathing techniques alone where my physio. Try holding your breath for 22 seconds, while flailing your legs and dancing underwater, flipping, hanging upside down and counting in your head. Trying not to forget that you have to keep your legs out of the water, scull and eggbeater when you are preparing for a lift.
DON'T TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL, it's a deduction, oh the judges can see it, underwater cameras. Synchro was my life. I chose it over gymnastics when I made both competitive teams. Then I found out to make it big, you have to move to Quebec. I was 13 years old, do you really think I want to move away from home... ummm no.
I think I spoke of this in earlier writings, but I have to say it again, cause I miss it soooo much. So I think I might get together with the City of Cornwall and start a Competitive Synchro Club. The club we have is not competitive, so now I have to get my creative juices starting. How do I start a club, who do I contact, when do i contact the government, can I get a grant for equipment and manuals. Will I be able to get the pool time? Who will supervise? I am going to need coaches? Where does it all end, and how do I start.
This is Synchronized swimming...
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING = BETTER LUNG CAPACITY
BETTER LUNG CAPACITY = EASY BREATHING
TIME TO ENJOY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SPORTS!
Thank you for sharing in my interest in Swimming, especially Synchronized Swimming, it's not shown enough, I can only hope to put it on the map here in little ol' Cornwall.
As I sit here listening to Katy Perry I can only think of Pin Up Girls. No I am not "Gay" and I have no problems with that. But I think Pin up girls from the 50's, the drawn ones, are some of the best images I have ever seen.
For instance, the used to use the pin up girl to capture the beauty in a woman's body, they used pin=ups to encourage young men to join the army.Navy/Air Force. some of the best images come from that old time vintage art. Check this out, it's my facebook profile picture right now.
If I were a young man in the early prime of my life, at a tender age of 18, and want to find out who i really was, I would join the sir force on this photo alone. And there are tones of them lurking around the internet. They also used pin up girls to advertise. Not all women look like June Cleaver. Here is another one looking towards the military aspect of life.
Call me crazy but this is the kind of art I love. So if ever you are wondering what to get me, get me something tasteful like these. Probably why I have a fascination with Marilyn Monroe or Norma Jean. This is one of my favourites of Marilyn Monore.
Marilyn, as true as it get's. She's beautiful, smart and fun. Not to mention beautiful. Andre De Dienes was the first to make Marilyn a household image. Taking her under his photographic wing when she was 18, and still Norma Jean, he saw potential, and look where it got her. Fame, fortune and then a sad death.
I will love Marilyn always, her style, her smile, and her photogenic presence is something I will cherish.
I hope everyone can see what I see in Marilyn and not just a sex symbol.
As I sat on my ass after the gym, watching Shark Week on Discovery, i have decided to make a reverse bucket list. The things I would love to do before I die, but can't. It's very simple actually, you think of all the wonderful adventurous things that you know you won't do and write them down. Let me show you.
First things first...
#1 - SKYDIVING
#2 - SCUBA DIVING
#3 - CHASE A TORNADO
#4 - VIP SUITE AT A MONTREAL CANADIANS "HABS" GAME
#5 - MEET LANCE ARMSTRONG
If there are things on the list that are missing, one day I will update it.
Who knows I might just meet my mentor, that being Lance, and maybe we'll go sky diving, yeah right!
Or maybe, just maybe, I'll bike in Texas, visit Pat & Cara on their home turf, and bike a few hundred miles with Lance in tow. Wouldn't that be awesome.