Tuesday, December 31, 2013

31Dec13 - Good Riddance!

I have officially titled 2013 the Worst Year of My Life! Tried to think of other bad years but this one takes the cake by far.
I only was able to swim 121 miles total this year.  I'm happy that I'm able to swim again but this year was definitely a year to just refocus.  At this time last year I was in my second round of chemo.  I'm happy to be alive and lucky I had such good friends to help me through it.  I never felt anything but support from my friends here in Utah and from my swimming friends around the world.  Thanks for all the love but I'm glad it's over!
I have spent a lot of time the past few days and decided to really push myself this year for swimming.
Here are my goals (in no particular order):
1 - Bear Lake 19 mile crossing
2 - 8 mile San Francisco bridge swim in April.  Water will still be in the 50's.
3 - Start swimming a TON of butterfly and make a try at doing a Bear Lake crossing (7 miles) doing all fly.
4 - Bear Lake Medley relay with friends.  I'll have to swim 4.75 miles of fly.
5 - Work the logistics out and make a shot at doing the UTC in 24 hours.
6 - Log at least 500 miles total
7 - Do all postal swims for USMS
8 - MOST IMPORTANT ---Promote SLOW and help as many people discover the GSL as I possibly can.

I'm working on getting a few A list swimmers to come to GSL  One I have locked and others I have interested.  I find IMMENSE joy in taking people out on the lake.  I don't care if I swim with them or paddle.  The joy is in me finding their smile.  NEVER gets old.

I have not swam other than short swims or dips in the GSL for the past 2 months.  I'm pretty fat right now and really out of shape.  I meet Sue tomorrow at KEARNS and will do the Masters workout of 114 x 50.  My training starts tomorrow.

In summary, Screw this year....on to the next!

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