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
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
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! ;)