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Still in love...

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It has been 6 weeks since I have started journaling my swimming experience with the master swimmers.
This is a reflection back on what I have learned, acheived and need to work on.
Reading back I see I wanted to break my "make a mile and get out of the pool" mentality. I don't know how it happened but that is just not a part of my vocabulary anymore! I use different terms and jargons. Not very well albeit, but the swim dictionary is now my oyster.
I get up at 5:30 in the morning because I want to get out of bed, go to the water and feel alive.
I swim along with other beings all just as crazy about plowing the pool as I am.
There is a coach who looks me in the eye and explains things to me as dumb as I feel some times.
I swim somewhere between 25-3000 yds a workout. I am not quite sure how to put the workouts in writing but I can say today I know what is going on when it counts...in the water.
When I was a shy little teen I was terrified of meets. I am swelling with tears right now because I don't want to run and hide anymore. I want to show up on the block.
I am learning to tell myself I can instead of I can't. Something about this master swimming has made me believe in myself.
I ve learned saying positive things to myself works.
My shoulders are killing me but I want to stay tough.
I went to 3 workouts this week. Nothing could stop me. I even do core and weight machines.
I could go on and on, but I will leave that up to my next six week review and see how I am doing.

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  1. Swims With Twins's Avatar
    You're right. Something about master swimming DOES help boost a positive attitude. I get to swim only 1,200 per day, but it makes such a difference for me and those around me. Keep on swimming!
  2. flippergirl's Avatar
    Are you carrying twins? Then I would say your yardage is more like 3600!
  3. KEWebb18's Avatar
    Reading your blog--It is great to be able to see your sense of accomplishment now.
    Keep up the positive spirits!