elisariva

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

Make it Count

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Since today is Friday, I met my training partner at the pool to swim. That is where our regular routine this summer changed a bit. First, it was raining, a rare occurrence this summer. As a result we swam in the indoor pool. Second, since we did a time trail on Wednesday, we swam what would have been our Wednesday 3,000 meter swim. The pool was crowded and being indoors the acoustics made it very loud. At first I had a little difficulty hearing my Finis tempo trainer beeping. I had to concentrate a little more during my warm up and soon got into the rhythm and I was able to count strokes to the beeps. It actually helped me tune out all of the distractions. After a 1,000 warm up I went into my 1,900 main set. This week is the descending sets of 550 meters down to 50 meters. I also am working on incorporating the two beat kick in with my stroke. At times I had it down, other times I was off a bit. It will take time. One thing I noticed, my Total Immersion method is working. This was my fastest at this set this year, averaging 2:06 per 100 meters. A very encouraging morning.

The weather forecast is not so encouraging. I have plans to go to a baseball game this evening. That may or may not happen, but either way I will be in good company. Now that is encouraging. As Kris Allen reminds us, we only have 86,400 seconds in a day. Most days I spend 7,200 or more seconds training and hopefully 25,200 sleeping. Factor in work and other responsibilities and I have about 20,000 seconds or less “free”. How I spend them means so much. I don’t want waste any. Spending time with friends so important to me is one of the best ways.

Enjoy the day, cherish those dear to you, and make each second count.

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.

2 thoughts on “Make it Count

  1. I love Total Immersion swimming. Besides getting in better shape, I largely credit it as one of the reasons I have been able to swim for longer distances. My 100’s are still much slower than yours (2.15) or so, but I am working on it. Way to go!!!

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