Time To Compete!

21 July 2009

Well, I'm starting to compete in swimming again... My head coach of the swim team where I work decided to sign me up for state next weekend because they need more senior boys to compete. I have been working out for my triathlon training, but I definitely have not been working on sprinting. I have started working on my sprints and I'm feeling ok. I know that I will get better on my sprints in the next week and a half. I have to be ready by then!

I know that I said that I would never compete again after I was cut from the BYU swim team, but competitive swimming is like the call of the sirens to me. I can't resist it. My head coach told me that I didn't have to compete if I didn't want to (I should have said that I didn't want to according to my mom and dad), but I couldn't help it. I HAD to say yes! I love swimming and actually competing way too much! The thing that I am most excited for is the relays. Those were always my favorite. I loved knowing that your team depended on you and that it was up to you to win the race. Albeit, I will not be swimming the anchor leg of the relay (which made me sad), but I requested to be on the back half of the freestlye relays (I have to go first on the medley relay since I'm the backstroker). I can't wait to get in the water and compete!


Beck said...

You are such a competition freak! :)

It's addicting! But, it's a good addiction. It's called "passion for life".

Go for it and enjoy the challenge. Heaven knows you need another one! :)