Saturday, June 17, 2006

Race Day Morning 6.17.06

It's 4:27 am and while I'll admit to being a little nervous about the swim ( a feeling I've grown accustomed to!) I'm not afraid. The swim is my newest discipline, one that I've given much attention to yet I'm in the early stages of still. This event today is the culmination of that effort. Freestyle hasn't really happened outside the pool much and so I approach this thing with a determined yet humble heart. I haven't given the lake it's due but not because I'm a slacker but more because I've only just started making strides in the pool. The lake will tolerate my presence today because she knows that I've worked hard. I haven't earned the right to dominate her yet but I can hold my own.

It's so cool .....yeah, this silly little sprint....that's got me schlepping my tail around at 4 freaking o'clock in the morning feeling like a true athlete, a warrior even.
Ok, let's do this thing!

3 comments:

jeff said...

do NOT let the swim start rile you. remember that it calms down after the first 50-100m or so. if you find yourself panicked or feeling overwhelmed, switch to breast stroke or side stroke to calm yourself down. you'll do great!

Anne said...

The race is probably about to get underway as I type this. Good wishes are being beamed your way....

Mia Goddess said...

You were a total rock star today! The lake is your bitch. :)