elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Fix You

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“Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you.” – Coldplay. This has to be one of my favorite songs for so many reasons. It has multiple applications today, but for now it also applies to my swimming. I had a great workout this morning – 3,000 meters and it is Tuesday so that means 6 x 100 on 2:10 send off. After a 1,000 meter warm up I went for it. And I did it. All 100’s on 2:10. Last week I did 3 and was hoping for 4 today. When 5 and 6 came in on time, I was thrilled. I have had many people critique my stroke, offer suggestions, basically try to fix me. But I had to ignite the belief in me, and I fixed me.

After that set, I did a 200 meter pull and 200 meter kick. Up to 2,000 meters at that point, I decided to try another work out my friend suggested. This would be 5 x 200 on 4:30 send off with the goal of coming in on 4:15. I did all 5 within the 4:30 send off but still have to get all 5 within 4:15 swim. I was between 4:15 and 4:20. I am working on it and believe it will happen.

And then I will do the 6 x 100 and 5 x 200 sets within 2:00 and 4:15. It will take a while, and I will make mistakes along the way. And as the song says “I promise you I will learn from my mistakes…”

Author: elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

One thought on “Fix You

  1. You are getting stronger and stronger because of the hard work and your mindset. Keep it up , you are seeing that yes, we can still get better, faster and stronger as are bodies season.

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