My motivation has been a little lackluster lately, and last week I hopped into the pool for a tough workout. I wasn't really looking forward to it and was kind of stalling, when I saw a woman who I know is just learning how to swim hop into the shallow end of a lap lane.
She is training for Irongirl Syracuse, and before she started this process had never even put her head under the water. She has been taking swim lessons, and I saw her a couple of weeks ago with her swim instructor practicing bobs to get her head under the water.
She slid into the water and ducked her head under. Then she swam from the shallow end to the line where the deep end starts, turned around and swam back. She did this for about 25 minutes...and I was totally inspired.
I was just dreading my workout, but she was dreading the water. Despite her intense fear and hurdles she must overcome, she was in there getting it done...and I was inspired.
Sometimes it is not the best or the fastest people that push you. Thank you, A., for your inspiration. You will become friends with the water, and I cannot wait to see you at the finish line!!