Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

Walking on water

Brace yourself folks, I have some news, unbelievable news, shocking news, your-mouth-will-be-left-agape news. Are you sitting down? Are you ready for this? Okay, here goes … be forewarned,  if you’re not prepared, stop reading now, I take no responsibility for you passing out from sheer disbelief … drum roll please …


Shocking! I KNOW!

But hear me out on this. I met up with my favourite iron chickie again tonight and had a real go at the water unlike Sunday’s aqua stroll, and I was actually getting the hang of it, and we all know how much I do so like mastering a sport, and I could feel it, like ohmygawd, I was actually working my legs – so much so I got a freaking leg cramp! And my heart rate was just a booming, and again, I tend to be a fan of the sports that get my heart rate going. And I took the floaty belt off – IN THE DEEP END – not once, not twice, but so many times I actually forgot how many times I removed that sucker from my waist! Iron chickie said she was proud of me 😀

And every time I took that belt off, Iron chickie ran right alongside me with it in hand ready to pass it over if by chance I started to go under. And just like a mother hen, when I reached the edge, she snapped that belt, which we’ve since named my safety belt, right back onto me.

One lady who was swimming in the same lane as us asked how she did it, how she walked in the deep end without sinking? I lifted up my safety belt; I was no star. But Iron chickie, she had no belt, it was just her legs and her arms keeping her afloat. She’s a star. Take note my friends, someday that’s going to be me. I’m going to get that question, I’m going to be the jogging on water superstar!

But I’m not competitive, oh no 😉


  • 5 p.m. BG before: 6.8 (granola bar, no bolus)
  • Temp. basal: -40 per cent
  • Time: 48 minutes
  • 6:30 p.m. BG after: 3.3

I haven’t quite figured out the bolus/basal calculation for aqua jogging just yet. I didn’t want my blood sugars to shoot up like they did on Sunday when I didn’t exert myself as much as I thought I was going to do, but I also didn’t want them to go low, so I compromised with a negative 40 per cent, but as my post pool BG indicated I should have gone down even lower.

Anyone know how a 45-minute to 60-minute hard aqua jog  compares to real running distance wise? I accept guesses too 😀