WOO! Mission Accomplished

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!

5 responses to “WOO! Mission Accomplished

  1. Woo hoo! Great job! Swimming is the best!

  2. Well, yeah, because you’re a rockstar! 🙂

  3. Great swim! I know what you mean about open water swims. I swam for 12 years competitively, and I think I’d still have a freak out over not being able to see the bottom (or about what just touched my leg…) :/

  4. Yay! Keep up the great work!

  5. fingers crossed I’ll get in to swimming over the summer. Way to go!!