Super Tuesday

It is Tuesday, speed day in the pool. And it was super, even before I went to the polls to vote. I did one of my new speed workouts from Go Swim. This workout does three sets of a total of 600 meters each, working on sprints in 25, 50, and 200 meters. I really enjoy it because I am able to test my speed on three different distances and, yes, see my progress too. I swam a total of 3,000 meters and felt like I put it all out there yet was energized for the day.

What else made the day super was practicing my flip turns during my warm up and warm down. Sometimes I was doing the side roll I am perfecting by accident, and sometimes I would nail the flip. Unfortunately all but one good flip was about an inch too short of the wall. I would do a great flip and extend my legs to push off the wall that was not there. Not sounding very super, eh? Well, I was pleased that I got the flip down and grateful the pool was rather empty… not many witnesses. The fact that I am doing something I was terrified to do in December is super to me.

I lifted weights this evening, increasing the weight on some sets. It was challenging, but felt food. Again, testing the limits to improve so I don’t become stagnate. That actually sums up what makes this day super – testing the limits. Speed intervals, flip turns, strength training – all areas that are making me stronger through the challenge. Testing our limits makes us stronger, not just in sports, but in every aspect of life. Two blogs come to mind that I read today. One on expanding our learning through reading at Manage Better Now and the benefits of running and exercise at Fit Recovery. Strengthening our minds and our bodies are essential. It is easy to crash and watch television, but our brains are stronger when challenged and our bodies are meant to move. Growth comes from testing our abilities, and that is super.

Published by 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.

4 thoughts on “Super Tuesday

  1. Great post and congrats on the two a day – impressive for sure. You’re going to smoke me in September. Thank you for the hat tip as well. I’m honored.

    1. Thank you. Three disciplines and only 7 days a week – two a days become second nature. Six months from Friday is the big day! You will do well, you are past the hardest part, committing to it!

  2. I an trying to get back to consistent one a days at this point, but I am happy to report that I am writing this between sets of push ups. The time change this weekend will do wonders for me. When I can get home and run while it is still daylight, I tend to be much more consistent. Thanks for the mention.

    1. Yeah push ups! My arms were burning in the pool this morning after increasing weights last night. I agree, daylight savings allows for many better workouts. Worth losing the hour. Thank you for writing!

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