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The Lone Swimmer

by Meghann on September 28, 2012

I left my house at 6:00am this morning.

At 6:05am my coach sent a group text stating he was feeling under the weather and wouldn’t be at practice.

By 6:13am the rest of my teammates decided to follow coach’s lead on skipping practice.

At 6:25am I pulled into the pool complex and finally read the texts for the first time.

Dratz. I missed an excuse to roll over and sleep for another hour. Oh, well. I had already driven 25 minutes to the pool and I knew I should be swimming anyway. I guess it was just me and the pool today. Well, me and the three or four other random swimmers and two lifeguards who looked like they wanted to be back in bed as much as I did.

Our coach did send out a workout before everyone else bailed, which I modified slightly.

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No teammates or coach = no motivation!

I was dragging this morning, in a bad way. When it comes to swimming, I definitely push myself harder when other people are around, when they’re gone I tend to flake. I had to constantly talk myself into completing all the sets, even though I badly wanted to hop out of the pool and leave. I pushed through, reminding myself it was only for an hour – I could do anything for an hour, right?

The time ticked by slowly, but eventually I finished all my sets and it was time to go. I didn’t turn back, I never gave up, and I finished my swim – it’s the little victories that keep us going. :)

Breakfast!

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In the bowl:

  • 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Burst Cheerios
  • Plain Chobani
  • cantaloupe
  • strawberry preserves
  • almond butter

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Happy Friday, everyone!

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