yesterday, i finally felt the progress in my swim. although small, it was really there! those who know me and who have been following my blog, know that i just started swimming again at the beginning of january, after a long hiatus (5 years). i basically took the entire month to just get back into the swing of things, tweak my schedule to fit in all of the other things i like to do, etc...so let's just say that getting to the pool was a huge accomplishment and then just the whole being in the water and simply just doing laps was a big deal for me. it was also frustrating as all hell too because it isn't as easy to "pick up" as running and cycling have been for me. i decided that swimming is hard, period. it's a hard skill to learn because there are so many moving parts and you have to synchronize this, that, and the other and you can be fit as a fiddle and guess what? doesn't matter! you will feel like an amateur all over again. so that's what january felt like to me in the swimming department but it was a necessary part of just getting this ironman ball rolling.
happy wednesday peeps!