Listening… And Obeying

“Listen to your body” is a phrase we have all heard. Anyone who knows a teenager also knows it is one thing to listen – and another to obey. Well today I listened and I actually obeyed. This morning I felt good when I woke up. I made it to the pool anxious to swim.Continue reading “Listening… And Obeying”


I had a dream this morning right before my alarm went off that I was swimming. With all of the swimming I have done this year, this is the first time I can recall dreaming about it. Since I have noticed such an improvement without feeling fatigued, I woke up excited to get to theContinue reading “Perspective”

Little Things

When expecting improvement, frequently we look for the big differences. I am learning that the little things are really what makes the biggest difference. Tweaks here and there can significantly alter direction. For example my direction in the water. I am moving through it more efficiently and as a result faster. By slowing my stroke,Continue reading “Little Things”

Runnin’ Down a Dream

I have an eclectic mix of music on my playlist called “run”. When I have a speed workout on the treadmill this playlist gets me through. One song I have is Tom Petty’s Runnin’ Down a Dream from the album Full Moon Fever. The album was released in 1989 and I bought the CD thatContinue reading “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

Superman Training

This morning I tried out a few of the lessons I learned from the┬áTotal Immersion┬áDVD I watched last night. I am working on a slower, longer stroke. My tempo trainer is set at 1.2 seconds. Believe it or not, that is longer than one would think. As slow as I think my arms are moving,Continue reading “Superman Training”

A Day of All Three Sports

I woke this morning to a very heavy overcast sky, cool air, and an all day threat of rain and thunderstorms. Having to ride long today by myself, I was not encouraged. I didn’t want to ride out 15 miles only to get stuck in a thunderstorm, so I went to my basement and roadContinue reading “A Day of All Three Sports”

Celebrate Friendship

Today is a day for me to celebrate friendships. First this morning – I met my training partner as I usually do on Friday mornings at 6:15 to swim. Only today was a bit sad since she is going on vacation for the next week and I will be training without her next week. IContinue reading “Celebrate Friendship”

Running, Chicken, Egg and Faith

While Tuesday morning’s run workout was a test of my anaerobic limits, my run this morning once again tested my patience in an effort to improve my aerobic base. My progress is similar to the chicken/egg conundrum. I am improving in my patience and being willing to slow down or walk when my heart rateContinue reading “Running, Chicken, Egg and Faith”