Sunday, December 28, 2008


This morning was a day that I had been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. My swim homework was due by Jan. 1 and I had been procrastinating. I needed to swim a 3,000m time trial. Wow- I had never swam 2000 non-stop. Coach emailed me last night to break it apart in my mind into pieces of 3 x 1000 or 6 x 500. That made a huge difference to me.

I still was awake alot during the night. I felt like this would be a turning point in my confidence. The other side was if I did not make it - I would have serious doubts about my goal. I knew it was time to find out.

I got to Master's swim early and got started. There were 60 laps ahead of me. I broke it down to 6 x 500. I finished had 2 sets as others began to arrive. I continued. I could see the clock as I turned. I just kept going. The longer that I swam the more my confidence increased. When there was one set to go, I felt great. I counted-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and last lap ! I made it! I looked at the clock 1:41:00. A very slow time for most but I was elated. Coach gave me a high 5.

I did it!!!! Huge, huge boost to my confidence!!

Waddling with more confidence..............


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

great job! That's incredible. :-)

Joe said...

This is a HUGE positive step!! Very happy for you! Way to break the big boulder into a series of smaller rocks.

Very encouraging...much to learn from this!!!

Vickie said...

I think that's a great time! Good for you! One hurdle over.

IronSnoopy said...

YAY!!! Of course you did're well on your way. :)

So excited for you!

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said...

AWESOME! Great job Karen! I'm so proud of continue to amaze me.

TEAM RSD said...

I am very proud of you.You are #1 in my book in so many ways.


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