Result approved

The energy yield of fats compared to carbohydrates: "...one molecule of a fatty acid can generate a stunning theoretical yield of 129 ATP molecules. A glucose molecule makes 34 ATP".

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The Twelve Swims of Christmas

Not that I planned it this way, but thought it was a neat ending to this challenge.  My focus now is to recover actively, by mainly getting my running shoes back on and out into nature.

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This is (not) a race

Well, it's been a while since I added anything here, partly due to having a cold and not swimming since Monday, but also because work has been increasingly and uncharacteristically busy.

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Recommencing the challenge

My first swim after the second lockdown month. I felt like I was swimming in treacle for most of the distance, which is understandable with the gap out of the pool.

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An intention and starting are incredibly valuable

One of the most helpful thoughts is to start the night before: get the running or yoga clothing out and just take a step outside or get on the mat. I applaud and praise anyone just starting, turning up, getting outside and so on.

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everydayenergy unborn

This website, everydayenergy, is recognition that all our experiencing arises spontaneously and continuously; there is nothing to add or change since our awareness is neither created nor destroyed.

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Recovery

Recovery day. Early, easy jog on this glorious morning. My plan from now until the pool reopens is to run, walk and do yoga.

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100 days of vitamin sea

When diagnosed with Chronic Migraine, marine biologist Beth Francis found the life she loved slipping away around her. But she decided to try and retake control of her health by using the best resource she had available – the sea.

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Cold water swimming

A short time ago, I did some cold water swims at Pells Pool, Lewes; an unheated and spring-fed with minimal chlorine. Water temperature reached 12.5 C.

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Inspiring venues

The stunning Glass Mills pool, Lewisham uses mainly salt, which is relatively unusual and the London Aquatics Centre with its 50m Olympic pool treated with UV light and beautiful, expansive crystal clear water.

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Swimming update

You can see how Swimtag records information. Today was the first time I used their wristband. For the previous three swims, I manually entered the information. On all occasions I swam a mixture of breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle.

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