Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another gold medal performance.

Today was designated as a swim day with Sharon, Susan, myself and Tracy. What another great swim was to be had by all - these woman are on FIRE. That is the only way I can describe their performances in the pool. Susan swam a whopping 1.5k with a sore neck and all, Sharon replicated her stellar performance from last week and swam 1.5k with a new and improved session, and Tracy swam a magnificent 1.3k. All of this from someone who just prior to jumping in the water looked at my session for her and was like "Hey, you added 100m more". My session was 500m for her and she pumped out an extra 800m. My friends are made of steel - they so totally rock.

I think it's amazing how we question our ability before taking on a new venture. I know I do everytime I increase a session or set a new goal. It's like an inbuilt protective mechanism to maybe not allow you to get to carried away for fear of failure. Maybe that little bit of self doubt makes you push and strive harder for that which you once thought was impossible. Maybe that little bit of self doubt makes you get a bit narky and annoyed with yourself so you go all out to prove yourself wrong. Whatever it is, it seems to work. Once you do it once - there is no need to doubt yourself on that goal ever again - YOU HAVE DONE IT. No-one, absolutely no-one can take that from you, all that is left is to keep doing it until you feel ready to go bigger. To have total faith in your abilities leaves the world wide open for anything your heart desires. Today was a perfect example of woman seeking to obtain just that - and they kicked butt.

Today Tracy my gold medal performance is for you:
You rocked it. Your motivation to keep chipping away in the pool was inspiring.

On a side note I thought I would add my session to the post for those who like to see:
  • 500m Fr/s Warm up.
  • 10 x 100m Medley
  • 10 x 50m kick with flippers Fr/s up, Bk/s down
  • 5 x 200m F/s, first 25m sighting end of pool.
  • 100m Br/s cool down.
I felt very strong in the pool. Nothing hurt apart from my butt from the squats I did in the gym yesterday. What a great day.


  1. hola barbie,buenos entrenos,saludos

  2. Gracias Tragabuche. Como anda todo por tu lado?

  3. Vaya pasada!! Buen training!

    Saludos desde Hong Kong!


  4. Barb, I've found that the pursuit of these goals seems to eliminate the concept of "can't" from my way of thinking. Sounds like you're finding the same thing!

  5. "Can" is a shorter word than "Can't". To get "Can't" you have to waste the time to add the apostrophe and the "t". Why bother.

    I just made this up. It's either genius or lame, dunno.

  6. Xavi: Muchas gracias. Como estas?

    Vern: It sure does. when I first started on my journey i never realised how strong the urge would be on an everyday basis to seek new goals. Now everyday is seen as CAN

    Patrick: I personally think it is genius. "Can" is you doing everything "'t" is the excuses. Fantastic.


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