This morning as I was swimming the thought passed my mind real quick, "the thought of swimming 2+ hours is crazy"! Each monday and wednesday at 6am the swim i how i start my day. With my warm cup of joe in my hand as i drive to the pool, I continuously try to sike myself up for the swim. As i dress down into my suit and walk to the water I am now 2 mins away from non stop swimming. Right when I drop in and put my goggles down I just go immediate into my swim because if i think about any further i may stand there a minute longer than i need. To be honest the first 1oom is the hardest. So in that 1st 100m i'm trying to find my rythmn. I have never been a strong swimmer and i'm continuously thinking, " do i have what this swim takes"? I can run for 2 hours, i can definately ride for 2 hours but swim? This my first hurdle to get over. I know i'm strong, driven and highly motivated so knowing myself, i can do this!!! I have to trust my past because i have accomplished things bigger than myself. (i.e. sprints tri's, STP, 1/2 marathon) That is why i took this leap to do Ironman, because it is bigger than I am. So, this is what keeps me pushing so hard. My constant phrase i say to myself when i'm running and swimming, "I love this, you are having fun, you like to challenge yourself"!
Until further, Keep on working hard and challenging your ability!