Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Swimmers, Take Your Mark!

Hey guys!  I am nervous out of my mind!  I don't know if I'll even be able to swim this race!  If not, I'll be humiliating myself in front of everyone.  I literally can't stop thinking about it!  I need to center myself within my thoughts by doing meditation and/or yoga.
I have both bad news, and good news below.

The good news: We think that my finger isn't actually broken; we think that Iv'e got a pretty bad sprain.  We did not go to the doctor's, but we talked to my aunt and uncle. (Aunt- PA Uncle- Surgeon)

The bad news: Yesterday at swim practice, we swam a 150 meter butterfly (With variations) and it was VERY difficult.

With that being said, I only have until Friday to make sure that I am ready for this.  The meet is in Fort Collins, and I was thinking about signing out of the race, but they don't want any open lanes, so I practically have to show up.  When I asked my coach if he had swam a 200 butterfly, he laughed, and said "no".  Not a confidence booster.  At all.  If you have any suggestions on how I can do these things, please leave a comment below.  I am getting desperate.  Thanks!  Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Step Up!

So far, I have been training hard at swim practice, and I am trying to improve my fitness in regards to eating and such.  This way, my strength will grow in a positive way.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, at swim practice, we do "dry land" which used to include running, but now that it is colder outside, we are doing mainly push-ups, lunges, and plenty of core workouts.  I recently (Potentially) broke my right index finger.  My race is in a week!  This event is putting a roadblock in the middle of the process.  As I figured, something bad was going to happen right before the big event.  Wish me luck! If you have any ideas on what I can do to help with healing up and/or getting physically and mentally stronger, leave a comment below. Thanks! ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To The Starting Blocks!

Have you ever made a large goal, and then realize that you are actually terrified to do it?  Well then you know how I am feeling.  I am going to train to swim a 200 Butterfly in a swim meet.  If it works out, a 50, or even a 100 Butterfly should be a piece of cake.  Although a 100 Butterfly is tough, I am determined to achieve my goal.  Do you guys have any suggestions for training to do something difficult like this in the sports world? If so, leave a comment down below. Thanks! ;)