I don’t know about you, but I do love Mondays. 🙌🏼
Today I had such a fantastic swim. 🏊🏼♀️Not open water, of course, I would have died in that freezing water❄️ -at this time of the year), but it was still awesome at the pool because these words resonated with me. ➡️ “Be intentional” “let go of expectations” and “focused on the present moment”. I was so inspired by @angelanaeth wise words. In fact check today’s post it in my other account @whysheisamazing and hope it inspires others too like it inspired me.
Our community of athletes here on Insta World is amazing. ♥️
🏊🏼♀️ 🚴🏼♀️ 🏃🏽♀️ It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro. A fast, middle or back of the pack athlete. That is irrelevant because we are here to encourage and support. If you have passion for the sport and true determination, than you belong in this sport. Is not always easy, sometimes you will be overwhelmed and tired, but it is a lifestyle changing for good. 💯
So if you’re considering “dipping your toe into triathlon” I’m here to tell you that we got your back! 💪🏼 I speak with confidence on behalf of many athletes who are such a source of inspiration and support to each other and others.
I have come to realise that I needed to fail at not drinking lots of times to pave the way for sobriety . I had to have tried everything to keep drinking like others to prove to myself that I was not like others.
I had to slide down the mountain bouncing on my arse thinking each time it was the bottom, when it wasn’t. Rock bottom wasn’t the attempted suicide, or the dr telling my liver was going and I had months left to live.
Rock bottom was when I finally realised I was powerless over the addiction and could not do what I was doing anymore.
Each time I failed, I changed and the door to recovery opened just a little wider to finally I knew it was time. I had to endure unbearable pain, shatter myself one piece at at a time so that the only thing I wanted anymore was a thing else than a drink
Sober 2200 days
So, I’ve wiped out with a viral infection thing. I had felt better towards the end of last week but over the weekend seemed to go backwards and I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.
I can’t begin to say how upset and frustrated I am by the start of the year training wise.
I’m trying to be patient and just accept illness and injury happens, and the best way back is to rest and recover rather than push and force myself when I don’t feel good.
It doesn’t help that I’m due to race a 1500m at the weekend. There’s definitely no pressure as I’ve just been able to train properly but I don’t feel prepared either which is unsettling to me. I don’t know whether to go ahead anyway, and just notch it up as experience or pull out now and try again when I’m more well trained to perform.
I know in reality this is just a few weeks out from a lifetime of competitions I can enjoy as a Masters swimmer, but right now I’m finding it a bit hard to take one more knock after what feels like a winter of setbacks.
Lựa chọn nào cũng có cái hay cái dở; con đường nào cũng có hoa hồng lẫn chông gai; yêu thương nào cũng ngọt ngào lẫn cay đắng; sự việc nào cũng có nhìn nhận đúng hoặc sai... Thế nên tốt hơn hết là cứ sống cứ hết mình với đam mê với khát vọng của cuộc đời này...
If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right too. Mindset is everything!
0 1310 hours ago
HOW IMPORTANT ARE DIVES?
Swimming dives can have an impact of up to 26% on one’s race time (dependent on the race distance) 🏊🏽♀️
It’s important that one can maintain their highest possible speed, for the longest possible distance after entering the water.
This is why we focus on mastering the most effective diving techniques for our swimmers⚡️