Friday, January 22, 2010

Laps, Schmaps




Hi everyone, Katie here.

HA HA, fooled you! By the sounds of my headline I bet you thought I was going to post cute photos of me curled up in Glogirly's lap... lounging the day away. Well, guess what. I don't do that kind of lap. I'm not that kind of angel.

So Glogirly's newest adventure in fitness appears to be swimming. Somehow she thought that her dog paddling skills she learned as a kid could be easily converted into an aquatic fitness regime. She would, after all, not drown if she was thrown overboard from a small fishing vessel. She enjoys deep bathtubs. Even the occasional hot tub. Someone forgot to tell her though that there's just a little more to it than kicking and paddling around in the shallow end.



Glogirly enlisted in the help of a former-swimming-champion-friend. She just wanted to learn how to breathe and do that fancy little somersault turn thing in between laps.

Ok Houston, we have a problem. Correction: Problems, plural.
  1. You have to put your face in the water.
  2. You can't breathe with your face in the water.
  3. You have to be ok with your face in the water.
  4. If 1, 2, and 3 are problems, you have a problem.
  5. If water up your nose is causing panic, you have to wear a geeky nose clip.
  6. If vision is a big deal to you, you have to wear funny goggles.
  7. You must kick like mad with your legs, stroke for all you're worth with your arms, put your face boldly in the water and breathe ONLY when your face comes out of the water. All in perfect rhythm. All while your heart is racing, your arms & legs are going numb and you are gasping for air.
  8. Forget about the fancy somersault turn thing in between laps. You have to actually swim a lap first. Laps, Schmaps.

Here are Glogirly's new swimming toys.

She's a major newbie. Especially with that nose clip, flotation device and goggles. I'd offer to give her lessons. But I already know there is a strict no-cat policy at the pool. Probably just some lazy pool guy tired of picking cat hair out of the filter.



As far as fitness goes, I still think Glogirly would be better off training with me at home. We could do the CATFLEXING routine I blogged about a few months ago.




But she doesn't listen to me. That Glogirly. She's just so single minded and stubborn. Not like anyone I know, THAT'S for sure.







44 comments:

  1. I would never allow my mom to swim. It's bad enough she rides a bike...but going in the water...willingly? A place where no cats are allowed? What's she thinking??

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  2. Lapping up water from the faucet is one thing, but putting your whole self into it? That's crazy! I bet Glogirly has to shake off alot when she gets out of that pool.

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  3. We're really glad that there isn't one of those cement ponds here in da Ozarks. Our silly biped would be out there paddling around just like your humom.

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  4. Hmmm, I can't make up my mind if I'd like this or not, I do love the water but that looks like a LOT of water...

    If you were there Miss Katie, I'd dive in without a second thought. Ooo and we could catch tuna fishes.

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  5. We would yike to know if your momma is gonna wear one of those swim suits that doesn't cover anything much at all and shows all kinds of stuff that most people don't share wif da world☺

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  6. Oh Katie, you are almost a "fish"! :)
    It's so much for me, I think it's better to take a "nap" now!
    You are a kind of adventure my friend and your post is wonderful, fabulous pictures!
    The first one is breathtaking.
    Hugs
    Luna

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  7. Our mum likes to swim, and as we both like water we think she should take us with her, but does she? Nope, not ever. You are a very good swimmer, are you a catfish?

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  8. This new sport sounds 'fishy' to me!
    HAhahahahahaHa....
    I crack me up...

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  9. ROFL. She looked at your swimming photos and probably thought: "I want to do that. And I will look as elegant and athletic as Katie."
    And that's not how it works. Not without pink flippers.

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  10. That first photo had me going there for a minute. I think you need to stay home where it is safe and leave the swimming to the girl.. Hugs GJ x

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  11. That is fuuny, the PM and The Nanny had the wee ones out for their swimming lessons on Wed. The PM and wee lass were finished theirs so they went to the observation deck to watch the wee lad and Nanny. The PM also watched the lane swimmers. She too was enthalled with their cute lane end flips. She told the Nanny she'd like to learn how to really swim, not just doggie paddle. She even said, " If something happened and I had to swim a mile to shore, I'd die. It would take all day to dogpaddle that far."

    There must be something in the air.... or the water I guess.

    We are planning on staying here by the fire. None of that H2O business for us!

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  12. Katie, it's no use trying to figure out humans. Just take them as they are and love them unconditionally...

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  13. WOW, you mean Mom would actually go in the water of her own free will and get wet and everything? You better take care of her, something is wrong!

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  14. We have one of those big things filled with water in our back yard. Our Mom is a wimp and can't swim! We think it's better to stay far away from the wet stuff.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  15. We wishes your Mom good luck with her new routine. We know you'll be very helpful.

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  16. Good luck to your mom with the swimming thing at least she wont be covered in uncomfortable hot sweat all over. Maybe Phelps can help her a lot...like...swim for her hehe

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  17. We hope your mom does well with her new swimming routine. OUr cat Moosey likes to go in the bathtub, but only AFTER the water has been drained.

    We hope you both have a great weekend. :)

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  18. We all love your pink swimming accessories, but we'd rather lounge around in our cool swimming suits than immerse ourselves in chlorinated water! Imagine what it would do to our highlights!

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  19. Water ... is for putting your paws in and getting a drink ...

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  20. Well we think yoo should get a life-jacket ~ 'cos she might need it! Or praps a rubber ring ~ one with a ducky head on it.

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  21. Good for you to be such a great swimmer. Never knew a cat that could swim.

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  22. Holy catfish Katie! Did you just say that Michael Phelps is a friend???!!!!

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  23. We don't understand that whole swimming thing, either! All of our furs would get wait and we HATE that!!! Is GloGirly's furriend, Michael Phelps?

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  24. Swimming is good exercise! My Mommeh would do it but she doesn't want anyone to see her squishy belly. I guess it's a catch 22!

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  25. Hi Katie,
    I like to swim but then again, I'm a dog! That must be why it's called the dog paddle, there is NO cat paddle!
    Hope Glogirly has fun.
    Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

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  26. Wow!!
    I didn't you can SWIM :-)
    Amazing a SWIMMING cat!!
    I know you were special ...
    enjoy but please be careful !!
    Hugs for you and your Mommy
    Kareltje =^.^=

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  27. I haven't posted a comment on your blog all week so let me tell you that all of these pictures are soo cool and cute!! I wish I knew how to digitally enhance my pictures. I guess I'll learn soon enough. Your posts are so dynamic, I love that!!

    XOXOXOXO Puddin

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  28. Swimming sounds wet. We understand to be a really good swimmer you need to eat a lot of calories and smoke a bong. Is that true?

    Happy Friday dear Katie (and Glo-couple)!

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  29. Our mom says swimming means having to put on a swimsuit...and that's something she's not prepared to do...so we don't hafta worry about her doing any laps....

    (Haha! Busby and Raymond's comment made us laugh!)

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  30. Oh, Mai goodness! Duz you reely git in dat bit pond and git your furz all wets? We would not like dat at all. Munchkin likes to drink outta da faucet, but gets out if da water hits her paws.
    You iz furry brave!

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  31. Sounds like a brillant idea! Have a great weekend!

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  32. Katie, I told Yellow Kitty that you were pretending to swim, and she said what a nightmare. She doesn't like anything about water, except what is in her water bowl. You had me fooled there at first with your wonderful dive shot. Great blog, swimming will be good exercise. Inside in warm water would be good too.

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  33. None of us in this household is a water babe; we are landlubbers wo would willing swim if it is necessary to save our lives, no more.

    Must say you have a nice diving pose, though.

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  34. Hey, I like to sit in the tub--empty of course, while Tommy is scared of cements pounds. I heard her tell pal of hers how at a party, she was so scared in the cement pond. So scared, no way did Tommy do the deep end--and she was in a floating chair--because Tommy was scared it would float out to sea and a shark would get her. HUMANS. So Tommy is envious of Glogirly, even you face has gotta get wet.... :)

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  35. Oh and Katie--tell GloGirly, Tommy is gonna watch the Train one of Human Target--maybe she'll it better. And she does Boston Legal guy is cute...I like Chi McBride, because I would sleep on his tummy....

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  36. Cat hair in the filter. I am not a fan of the wet lap... that sounds wrong...

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  37. Playing in water in the sink and bathtub are fun but a big pool full of water may be a tad too much wet stuff. Hope Glogirly enjoys it though!

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  38. I hope you get a chance to sneak in the pool too. It looks like you are an old pro in the water.

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  39. Katie you are so talented! How graceful you are - and your mama is really good with the picture "taking" - of course the picture can only be as good as it's model right??

    i'm right there with your mama in terms of numbers #1, 2 and 3. I think maybe it's because I am a capricorn and that's not a water sign? I do like being near and ON the water though...in it is an entirely different ball-o-wax!

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  40. Swimming might actually be fun!! I have seen movies of big cats in the water!

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  41. Swimming? All our Momma manages is floating around in the sun a bit on one of those floaty thingies.

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  42. Swimming sounds like a lot of fun, except for the being in water part. We hope Glogirly has lots of fun.

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  43. Oh my Cod, that first photo is amazing...we know it's not really real, but you are even reflected in the pool! and we love your "extension" all the way down to your toes! Maybe it is real...only your swim coach knows for sure!

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  44. Yep, you gotta be able to really swim to do fitness swim.

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