Thursday, November 11, 2010

Keep On

Keeping ON . . . 

Those of you who know me are aware that swimming isn't exactly my strong point. But I am also not resigned to this fact. I believe I can learn to be a fish. This season I have learned how to really focus on a weakness and keep try-try-trying to improve. Sometimes with results, and sometimes feeling like all that practice was for nothing. So for those of you who have a weakness that you are working on. Stick with it. Rome was not built in a day.

15 comments:

Damie said...

True. A couple of weeks ago I was telling a friend (also former 2008 Olympian swimmer) that I sucked at swimming and would never get better. And he said with that attitude I definitely would not. I have been working on my form ever since:)

FLATOUT JIM said...

Anyone who can swim in San Francisco bay from alcatraz to the main land is hardly a weak swimmer.

It's all relative.

Matt said...

well said! hard work, does pay off!

Teresa said...

1:03!!! I was so proud of you that day!!! (and lots of other days too!) :)

D said...

My weakness is my brain. Not sure what to do about being an idiot...

Kim said...

I thought the same thing this morning on my FOURTH swim of the week.. one of these days I'm going break 30 mins in that half IM swim and come of of the water with a big grin on my face - oh and maybe we'll both be happy with a little current if we're lucky in Coz!!

Christi said...

Keep up the good work!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

It's that stick-to-it nature that keeps getting you through those Ironman races too!

Kiet said...

Keep on keeping on C. I really really really want you to have a breakthrough swim at Cozumel. I know you want it as much as I want it!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

You'll get there Charisa, the reward is so much sweeter when we put forth the work and endure both the mental and physical anguish. I'm working on some weaknesses too and love celebrating the good days.

Jill Costantino said...

Find your "inner-fish"! Go rock it in Cozumel! You have improved SO much already!

Kiki said...

you have improved so much on the swim since you first started and you continue to improve. Just don't turn in to too much of a fish that you get all scaley, that would look icky!

Alison said...

Great advice! Thanks for the inspiration.

solarpowered said...

I'm not good at swimming OR biking, but I keep getting myself out there. I could do more, I know this -- but sometimes just getting out there and doing it makes me feel accomplished. :) Thanks for the honesty and the inspiration!

JenniferLeah said...

thanks for the reminder :)