Today, at approximately 12:30 PM, I surpassed my 2009 swim distance totals (18,990 in 2009; 20,350 so far in 2010).
I also completed the longest swim of my life – 2,000 yards.
I feel pretty fancy! Also, I can’t believe I used to think I didn’t enjoy swimming. I kinda didn’t want to go back to work! My only issue in my 2000 yard swim (200 warm; 200 breathing drills; 3×400 freestyle; 400 cool) was in my first 400….I started thinking about open water swims, and TOTALLY panicked! I felt like I was at Klineline pond, in the murky, dark, e.coli-ridden, alligator housing, poo-filled water. After I finished that first 400, I just told myself that the next 400, if I needed to, I could totally take a break halfway through…turns out thinking calming thoughts really helps (and I didn’t need a break halfway through).
So – YAY!