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Swimmin'

For completing the challenge: what luck and contentment!  How precious to witness open hearts, kind messages and generosity - those believing in and giving their tangible commitment to Recovery Works, colleagues and volunteers.

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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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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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