Getting in the mood

For a whole variety of reasons I haven’t done much training recently. You know: work, family stuff, the cold weather, just being a bit lazy. But today is the first time that I’ve really looked forward to getting back into the lake again.

It’s a beautiful day here, bright sunshine, cloudless skies and pretty warm with it too – the perfect day for a dip in the lake.

I’ve bit a bit down on myself recently because I’ve not done much training and because I’ve not done much I’ve lost motivation and so the vicious circle begins (this post by Julia Buckley summarises it well). I’ve worried that I won’t be able to do what I want to do this summer – to enter more events and hopefully beat some of last year’s swim times. And of course that worry hasn’t helped the motivation.

But then I’ve realised that I only decided to do any swimming this time last year (in fact this blog celebrates its first birthday about now) and I know I’m in better shape now than I was last year. So I’ll keep plugging away, get into the lake, hopefully rediscover my love it again and away we go.

Watch this space…

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5 responses to “Getting in the mood

  1. Wild horses would not get me in a lake at the moment – sunshine or not! Anyway, that’s beside the point. Did you mean to include a link to Julia’s post? I’d like to read it.

  2. MikeW

    Excellent. Start again, even small and gradual. One spark, and the engine will warm. Warm, it will start. Started, it will run. Running, you will maintain and refine your movements. Soon, the engine will be humming.

    In my book soon to be released, I talk about other successful ways of thinking through this phenomenon you express so well here.

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