Swim Like a Brick? So Let’s do a Triathlon

I figured sooner or later you might get bored listening to me rattling on about running. So I thought I’d start training for a triathlon. The slight hiccup in the plan is that I don’t really swim. I know… I hear you cry… But what about all those diving posts? Ah, well, there are differences between the two. Namely a wetsuit and very long fins as opposed to a pair of trunks and bit of rubber they call a hat, or is it a cap 🤔 Anyway it’s a bloody nightmare trying to get it on.

I think it’ll be a while to my first competition so, there’s no need to block me just yet. The crawl that has eluded me all my life, is now passable… if you only watch my arms. My legs want to do the breast stroke, so I resemble a kind of demented frog.

Anyway… moving on, there has been an outcry from chums on Facebook asking if Sooty will be making a comeback? Well, two people mentioned it but when you are a Z status celebrity any enquiries are welcome. The answer is, that he has returned home, and so I don’t know. The reality is, I ran out of ideas. I should say ideas that were really funny. We had a Zoom meeting yesterday and considered current affairs, But in all honesty there wasn’t a lot humour to be gained from the position of Afghanistan or storm Fred at the moment.

The only other news is that I ran the 7 hills last night. With a very good friend of mine. For anyone who isn’t familiar with running jargon thats a route that has 7 hills on it 😉 It’s an interesting route if only for the reason that it resembles a Sperm 😂😂. Have a fabulous weekend my friends xx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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30 Responses to Swim Like a Brick? So Let’s do a Triathlon

  1. The Hinoeuma says:

    You’re a diver…but, you don’t swim? 🤔🤨 Got a good laugh out of the demented frog remark. More chuckles over the sperm remark (baby frogs resemble sperm, BTW…just sayin’ 😉🐸😁😎).

    I know what you could do. Have Sooty do a review on your book. 😊

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    Are you sure that’s not you in the swimwear photo? Maybe if you squint a little..?

    I think training for a triathlon is a great idea, you’ll ace it! Well, with a little swim practice first. Which I’m sure you’ll do great at and you’ve already got the running down to a T.

    I’m glad you’ve had other Sooty Return requests. I’ll add mine to the list. Sooty Encore!

    I get what you mean about current affair material though. The news at the moment is hardcore horrible.

    Well done on running those spermy hills. That’s not for the faint hearted. x

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  3. Hi Charlie,
    Like you, I am a diver that cannot swim. These days I am not much of a diver either.
    Are you sure that is not you? It looks like you 😉
    Blessings! ♥♥

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  4. Carolyn Page says:

    Can’t quite get my head around the demented frog crawl. Perhaps you could post a vid? Hahah.. good for a laugh – heaven knows we could all do with that.
    Why is the wiggly sperm carrying a suitcase?
    Because he hopes to visit more than one.
    Silly sperm!
    But hey; you did great. Here’s to your first triathlon.
    xoxoxo

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    • Haha, I would too Carolyn… except they don’t allow videos in the pool, or in fact cameras, what a sad world we have created.
      The sperm wasn’t supposed to be carrying a suitcase that’s the bit where Charlie apologised to Rachel for taking a wrong turn 😂
      Thank you I think it may be next season for a Tri, unless they operate on the ankle, that’ll be a year out 🤔 I guess I may as well aim for the Paris Olympics in 2024 if that was the case 😂 xx

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  5. Kally says:

    Interesting route you’ve got there! Haha!

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  6. I’m not going to comment on your idea of what a sperm looks like. I feel this has been covered by other people. Nor will I mention that diving, in my mind, is very close to controlled drowning. However, I can’t let the swimming cap comment pass. With your hair all you need is a dab of Vaseline and it should slip on quite snugly. Obviously I use the term “hair” loosely. Or paint your race number on your scalp.

    Good luck with your training. I look forward to hearing about the cycle training and the lycra. I imagine some interesting blisters will occur . . .

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