Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Conquered the Swim!

OK, so I'm a wuss. I don't know why, but I was having an extremely hard time getting motivated to swim. I put on my suit {on the day I said I was going to hit the pool}, looked in the mirror, SCREAMED, and took it off. I hated the way it felt. It found every nook and cranny I that had been created in my body since Christmas. UGH!

Because I now have this anxiety of me in a suit, every night before I want to bed I said to self "tomorrow is the day you are going to swim". Each day I woke up....and.....no swim. hmmm

Now what? I have commited myself to do the Ironman Kansas 70.3 and I have no lap time. Monday was the first day of official training. Swim workout was only 1000 yards and I have no base behind me {I haven't swum since July '08}. I'm now at this point totally swimless and dreading the water, counting laps AND my swimsuit.

I don't know what was stopping me. Fear. Fear of something I'm sure. The cold. Dragging a$$ because now I'm officially on two-a-days. Who knows.

So, Monday before I went to bed I had the same conversation with self, "tomorrow is the day you are going to swim." I eyed my goggles, swim cap and suit and tits-up it was. I woke at 6am, wrote on my blog, drank some fluffy coffee and put on my suit, McRib looked at me quizzically and asked "Aren't you going to work?" "Not until after I swim" I responded. I dropped the kiddos off at the bus, drove to the Y and knocked out 1000 yards. It was awesome! T-O-T-A-L-L-Y awesome.

Off to work I went. I am ready to rock Ironman Kansas 70.3!

Today's workout: Bike 20 miles, Run 3 miles. RUN ON!

21 comments:

Missy said...

Yeah for swimming, way to go, woohoo! Getting to the pool is half the battle and the other is jumping in - with it all hangin out:) It's all good.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great job getting into the pool.

btw, i have issues wearing a swimsuit, so I swim in tri clothes (tri shorts and a sports top). I'm much more comfortable (emotionally) that way.

Toni said...

Great job! It's always a great feeling once you are done, especially when you have really been dreading it.

Diana said...

Just like the commandments state: the longer you wait the harder is it to get there-way to finally push up the tits and get it done!

Marcy said...

There you go chica!! WHOOOOO HOOOO!!

Marlene said...

Atta girl! Big kudos for facing your fear.Next time will be cake.

Janice {Run Far} said...

Yay for swimming. I need to start some of that. It scares me.

Julie said...

Good job on getting the swim in! For some reason, that is always the hardest one for me, too. And yeah, I stil havent swam this year, even though I PROMISED myself I'd start in January.

Kim said...

Awesome! Good for you. And about that looking in the mirror with your bathing suit on...well..two things...I SOO don't believe you about nooks and crannies...whatever...:) AND if you THINK you see them...dress away from the mirror.

Great job for getting out there. I may be adding swimming with my heal issues...we'll see.

Kelly said...

Well now you're making me feel bad! I will swim THIS week. It's just the cold water, and the getting wet parts that I don't like.

The Lazy Triathlete said...

I had that same feeling earlier in the year. But with everyday that goes by we just get that much slower. Good job!!! Keep up the swimming.

Chic Runner said...

Wow! Great job. Seriously, I'm scared of the pool too. :( Where did you find your suit. That is my first step to becoming friends with the pool.

J said...

Great job on the swim. I am glad that you went and that it went so well!! Keep up the great work!

joyRuN said...

Woohoo!!

My swimsuit does that to me too.

Tri Dave said...

Just getting into the pool is the hard part, but once you're done I always feel so good! I'm looking forward to hearing your progress toward 70.3!

Kate said...

YEAH!!!!!!! You go, Nikemom!

Eric said...

See, it was just a swim :-)

Borsch said...

awesome swim!

Mary Gee said...

Getting into a swim suit is an extremely traumatic event!

AKA Alice said...

Hooray for the fab-boo swim!

You've completely hit on the fears I have of getting in the pool...fear of being in a swimsuit!

Trishie said...

great swim!!! [photo posted :)]