Once again, I thought of the time it took me to do 500m and how my body felt as I was doing it. Sore, tired, and SLOW!!! There were a couple of times that I stopped about 5 feet from the edge and walked...it was 5 feet...but I felt I just couldn't do one more arm stroke. Sounds dramatic doesn't it? I thought, how am I ever going to feel comfortable doing this again?
When I got home, there was an email to me from one of the TTP members asking for my advice. How did she get better at running as she felt she sucked. I instantly replied "You do not suck you just need practice. Consistency is the key and you'll be surprised at how quickly your body adapts." Ummmm hello Courteney....why are you not listening to your own advice? This adventure is going to take time...I can't just jump back into the pool and expect my body to be able to swim efficiently!! I need to remain consistent in my training and it will slowly come back! No matter the sport....gymnastics, running, swimming, biking....it will all take time to get to the goal that I want. I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS!! If it were easy, everyone would be swimming 1000m in 20 minutes and then all the swim lanes would be full. That would annoy me. LOL
So to everyone out there trying something new, or coming back from injury, it will take time. Mentally prepare yourself for this and don't set your expectations so high that you derail your achievement! You can do it...just as I can...it's just going to take time!
Thanks for stopping by RG....now go out there and push your limits and live life!!!
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