…And Then I Swam.

It’s hard to believe that 16 days ago I couldn’t swim.

In the last two weeks, and with the help of two good friends, I have developed from doggy paddling a 12 metre width of the pool.

After trying a few strokes and breathing patterns I finally found something I could make work for me. I went from widths to lengths, then from a 25 metre pool to 33 metres.

I’ve battled a few demons along the way, there were a few moments of mindless panic resulting in the ingestion of vast quantities of water, but slowly I’ve become more comfortable in the pool.

My wetsuit arrived this week, just the fillip I needed.

Today I was swimming in a 50 metre outdoor pool and I loved it.

I covered 500 metres, the furthest I’ve ever swum, although I was pausing after each length. I now have 2 weeks to cut out the breaks but I feel like it’s possible and can’t wait to get back in the water tomorrow.

Progress, I love it, and this triathlon is a timely reminder that when I put my mind to it, when I focus on something, I can achieve the once impossible.

You can too, so what’s your goal? What do you want to achieve with your running or swimming or in any other aspect of your life?

Pop it in a comment below, put it in writing, commit to it and amazing things will happen!

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