Near as I can figure I haven't been in the pool since 9/29. That would be 5 weeks ago. I wasn't sure I remembered how to swim. But I do and that's a good thing :)
It finally stopped raining here so getting out of bed was a tiny bit easier this morning.
I actually enjoyed the mental battle I had this morning, probably because I won.
Alarm goes off and I turn it off.
I should get up.
I don't want to. It's Friday, lets just stay in bed. We'll start tomorrow.
But I feel like crap.
Swimming won't make that much of a difference.
It can't make me feel worse.
But the pool might be crowded, it might be cold, it might not even be open.
Yeah, and tomorrow might never come.
At that I jumped out of bed and got moving.
So the swimming wasn't spectacular but I was just there to swim. No goals, no times, no expectations, just swim. And I did. I did 1000 m in 33 minutes. I did 200 m kicking, 100 m backstroke, 200 m pull, and 500 m just swimming. I did not push it and it felt really good.
In one of the frums for raceAthlete.com (which I cannot seem to find again), the coach told IronPol to swim everyday for 30 days to get better. When I first read that I thought no way. I could never do that and really, is that the best way to train. After really thinking about it though I changed my mind. Thinking back on when I learn anything I always do it all the time at first. I tend to do it slow and then the more I do it the faster I get. So I've decided to take up the challenge. Today was day 1. I will swim every day for 30 days and see what happens. One of my problems is not being completely comfortable in the water. I figure this will help that in a big way. So until Dec. 3rd I swim every day.
That's really all I have to say for now. I'm going to get to work and maybe get out of here early.
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