January 21, 2007

Another Rung

Two exceptionally cool and novel experiences for me today:

First, I couldn't wait to get to the pool. I know, this doesn't seem like a big deal. But you have no idea how much I have dreaded swimming. It's hard to do what you suck at over and over and over again. Today was different somehow though. I woke with water in my mind, visualizing my stroke, anxious to continue working to become a swimmer.

And when I got to the pool, I jumped in immediately. None of that sit on the side with my feet in for 5 minutes acting like I was adjusting my goggles when really I was trying desperately to keep from turning and running. Amazing!

I swam 750 yards straight. 750!!! I've never done that... I was supposed to have done it, but I never could. Today I left my watch in the locker, never looked at the pool timer, and just swam. And yea, it's almost cliche, but I felt like I could go further.

Know what? This is really going to happen!

13 comments:

Triteacher said...

Uh-oh, sounds like you're becoming a convert...

Takes one to know one - welcome to the club!

Shelley said...

Oh yeah...you're becoming a swimmer, keep it up..it gets easier!!

Robin said...

Come to the dark side...

Congrats on your 750 straight!

ironjenny said...

Of course "this" is going to happen. you da man! da Iron-man!!!

Libor said...

Feet on side of pool=thinking. In Ironman training outside of the gear is ok, but once you are doing things and you have more to do, it's best not to think. Remember, it's easy for us guys! :-P Don't think about it, just get up and do it. The more you think the faster you will talk yourself out of it. Congrats on the 750! Well done, now we go for 1000 eh?

TriTimKC said...

Yeah, thinking just gets me in trouble. I also follow the don't think, just do rule.

momo said...

wtg! you'll be swimming that 2.4 before you know it!

Laurie said...

Hooray! Everything gets easier with time. Now you believe it.

Audrey said...

your ironman is in june??? yeah, you best get in that water!! excellent goal. excellent goal!!

Kylie said...

wooo! Congrats!

And thanks for sharing... today was also one of the first times since last season that a swim workout flew by! =)

Bike Chick said...

Congrats on a great swim. You totally have it in you to do this!

greyhound said...

I'm still not a super super swimmer, but it has become my favorite part of training. I almost feel invisible and shut out the world completely when I get lost in the rhythm and sound of stroke after stroke. LOVE IT!

TriJack said...

Wow - you guys rock! thanks for the encouragement...