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Gaining Clarity and Staying Focused

It’s hard to believe but the Swim Around Key West is only 48 days away!   My back is feeling better and I have my confidence restored to get back into training.   275 more words

Swim Training

Getting Back on Track

One week post Lido Key- or the swim that got away- and I have not been mentally or physically where I want to be.  My back, neck and shoulders have been incredibly strained.   184 more words

Swim Training

Weather > Preparedness

Despite my best laid plans and preparation, the Lido Key swim was an unfortunate bust.  High winds rolled in early Saturday morning and looming thunderstorms made it so that the race officials were unable to postpone the start time to wait out the weather.   342 more words

Swim Training

Lido Key... Less Than a Week Away!

Happy Easter!  It is crazy to believe that the Lido Key Swim is in 6 days.  As the reality of the race grows nearer, I try to keep my nerves at bay and remind myself of all the work I have done to prepare for this.   163 more words

Workout Wrap-ups

A Stream of Swimming Consciousness

As the Lido Key swim looms nearer and nearer, I have been trying to increase the intensity and quantity of my swim workouts.  With my long workouts now averaging 3+ hours, a common question I get is simply how I manage to keep myself from getting bored, especially when you consider that the majority of these swims are spent by myself without the aid of a music device or other external distractions.   554 more words

Swim Training

The Mental Side of Golf

A couple of posts ago, I asked for some help from The Grateful Golfer Community and I am happy to say, that I received some great responses. 586 more words


Reaction or Situation: Which is Worse?

I’ve begun to realize that when something unpleasant happens, there may be a strong reaction or there may be a very even keeled reaction. I observed that the situation was the constant. 145 more words