It was a Pbttttth week. First my knee felt weird. I poked at it suspiciously. I bailed on the track workout I had planned and did something easier instead. Then Tuesday I didn’t get any sleep. None. It was a late night to begin with and then I just stared at the clock. “10pm I should be in bed. 12:30am I am so wound up I’m never going to sleep. 2 am, I’m going to fall asleep now. 3 am, I give up. 4 am, I can get an hour of sleep now. It’ll be like a nap. 4:40am nope, might as well make eggs for breakfast.” So Wednesday’s workout was shot. Thursday I ended up working all day. Like 8am to 9pm – with only short breaks between things. Maybe I could have squeezed some lifting in – but at this point I had thrown in the towel on the week. But Friday I redeemed myself. I. Did. My. Workout. YES!!!! I have a great record of not doing long swims on my own. I have made workouts and then talked myself out of it. “Eh, that’s a bad set. I’m bored, that’s enough.” So this time…. I designed my workout based on one I coach for the Masters Swim Practice. Then I laminated the workout. I got a special dry erase crayon. I told people I was going to do it. And I did it! I was so proud. Which is good because Saturday morning I was pinned to my bed. Sleep weighed me down so heavily it felt impossible to get up. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. I got only one solid workout in this week. The rest were kinda “Meh.” Sometimes one good one is enough. There will be others.
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Kym's InstagramMy constant companion for 15 years of coaching. My dad fished it out of his desk drawer for me in 2002 and it’s been on me almost daily ever since. It recently went through its bazillionth battery change and I always hold my breath for the day it will die. #stopwatch #seikowatchusa #seikosportstiming #therighttoolforthejobThis goal feels rather daunting, and maybe unrealistic, but the worst that could happen is I take the exam in the fall. Which is a lot sooner than never, or eventually.@williamzest on a training hike for a 100 mile Wind River range expedition this July. Also summiting Mt. Woodchip 😜One minute of my 10min HS tuck ups and kick ups. I do 5 at a time and record which ones I hit a decent line.