I'm a swimmer and a surfer, a nanny to two 2 week old twins, and I'm allergic to water
It's called aquagenic urticaria I break out in hives when my skin comes into contact with water. It's hard to deal with but I love through and it doesn't stop me from doing the things I love to do like swim, surf, water ski jet ski, and wake board. I try anything that has to do with water!
I have a blog about my water allergy on tumblr it's called "H2O great" and I write about the different everyday challenges I go through, you would be surprised by the things I have to deal with.
What is your favorite dryland workout?
20 crunches feet on floor
20 crunches legs at 90 degree angle
29 crunches legs in the air
30 second plank
15 reverse crunches
15 bicycle crunches
30 second plank
20 straddle v-ups
20 single leg v-ups
What is your favorite water work out:
My favorite water (swim) work out:
10x25s block start sprints
Repeat 5 times
What activities do you do in JOLYN: I wear my Jolyns no matter what water sports I'm doing! I also wear it playing beach volleyball on the weekends :)
What's your favorite JOLYN color: My favorite Jolyn color is Ocean! The one in all my pictures
What's your favorite JOLYN style and why: The vent top is my favorite too and Brazilian bottoms because the vent top is super supportive when I'm playing beach volleyball and the Brazilian bottoms are super cute and comfy.
What's your favorite beach that you have been to and what beach is on your list to go to: My favorite beach that I've been to is the beach I live 5 miles from, Avila Beach. I also really love surfing at Pismo Beach which is only 10 miles from me. I really want to go to Venice Beach sometime this summer!
Who is your favorite athlete: My favorite athlete like any swimmer is Michael Phelps
What are 3 things on your bucket list: skydiving, traveling to Ireland, going surfing in Costa Rica
What book would you recommend to our readers: A book I would recommend would be any Jodi Picoult book! She writes about murder mysteries crossed with different diseases.
What is the hardest thing you've ever experienced: I think the hardest thing I've ever experienced would be when I was first diagnosed with my condition.. I was told I shouldn't swim and I should shower less and stay inside when it rained. And all I could think about was having to stop swimming and that my dreams of being an amazing swimmer we're going to be crushed. It was heart breaking.
If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children: If I was 60 I would tell my children that no matter what life throws at you nothing can stop you from doing what you love and that they should never give up on their dreams.
What would you spend your last $10 on: I would spend my last $10 on cookie butter from Trader Joes because I am absolutely obsessed with it
What is your favorite holiday destination: The beach, my family has birthdays, and Christmas Eve and Easter on the beach looking at the waves and huddled around a fire on the beach with s'mores and hotdogs and crossiants. Yum!