I thought I was super prepared for todays big swim. I printed out my little oval graphic I have been using for milestones along the way. So that this time I could be holding it in a photo at the gym. And then I got to the gym and realized I had left it in the printer.
So I adapted - by first getting the final 2750 yards done and completing 400,000 yards swam for this year!
Then I came home grabbed my print out and recreated what I had in mind, except not on the deck of the pool but in the cold crisp air of my back yard. And perhaps that is more interesting and memorable for this massive achievement anyway!
— On a totally coincidental side note - facebook reminded me that it was on this same day one year ago that I hit my 2016 revised goal of 248k yards. I would go on to make that 264k by the end of the year. But clearly Dec 14th is a good day for me in terms of swim goals - and also its fun to see that I swam 152,000 yards more in this same amount of time as last year! Whoa!!!!
As for the question I know some of you will have. Do I have plans to extend the goal, since I have a few weeks left this year? The answer this time around is a big confident NOPE.
I am ready to change things up at the gym, kick start some weight loss again, and go back to swimming for enjoyment and not for the pressure of hitting another goal. We can save committing to a new swim goal for next year!
For now it’s time to celebrate this accomplishment.