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Sunday, June 29, 2014

And here is the tale of my… I was going to say failure, but maybe I should make myself feel better by saying wisdom. I drove an hour and a quarter to the triathlon site. Looking at the lake, I realized that the swim was very long and it reminded me of the fact that I've been doing all of five laps in the pool. I've been walking in the water, but not swimming and I was honestly scared. I've been walking in the water and not swimming more than five laps because the doctor said I needed to build up to swimming laps extensively. I haven't done that. I was afraid that if I got in that water I would hurt myself. Even as I stood there making that decision, I felt like a big chicken. But I have to think about my health. So I put back on my shoes and walked the 5k. Even by the end of just that, my left thigh felt like it was on fire.

I didn't achieve the goal I went there for. But I did achieve the goal of not letting my Wonder Woman syndrome cause me to hurt myself worse.
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    There is nothing wrong with looking at your goals and saying "this might take a little longer than expected." That's not failure - that's an acknowledgement of your injuries and being unwilling to kill yourself by drowning.

    And if you died, that would suck, 'cause I would miss you.
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    2238 days ago
    You made the right decision. I didn't realize you hadn't been swimming very far. Even when I was training with a master swim coach, swimming in open water scared me and I wasn't injured. You did good! emoticon
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