Wow!!! I never would have thought I would have ever come close to this amount of popularity. When I started this account, school had just ended so I thought it would be fun to experiment with a new thing I have never tried before. I have never been very creative with my life and this idea somehow popped into my head. The support and encouragement I get from seeing you guys react in all different unique ways has allowed me to experience/get to know many personality types. Thank you for joining me on this journey as I start high school!!!! #swimming#swim#swimmer#swimmers#swimmerslife#swimmerproblems#swimmerlife
3km of Hope, 1km of Truth
1hr 27min of flow mindset. Well maybe 1hr of flow and 27 mins of "Are we there yet? How long is this thing?"
I did the entire damn thing. Ironman distance swim in pouring rain and thunder. I was pretty nervous about getting tired in the middle of it, getting a cramp or just plain running out of willpower. But it went so very smoothly. The crowd was amazing, small family atmosphere, lots of jabs and jokes. A long line of semi dressed and wetsuit wearing swimmers walking barefoot in a quiet neighborhood.
The Hope - The water was damn cold. In order to get into my "flow" mindset and rhythm quickly, I started doing my martial arts exercises in my mind. Honte-uchi, Gyakte-uchi, Hikio-toshi... Then second set Tsukizue, Suiguitse, Hissage... Before I was done with the two sets, I could see the finish line. An hour had passed without me breaking flow. I swear it felt like a short nap.
Then the Truth hit - The last 1km was... Something. I did it, but I won't be doing that again for a while. The mind goes to funny places when exhausted. All my personal fears, past experiences, down points. It all came crashing in. And in that moment of Truth, I just swam past it all in my flow state of mind. To the finish line to cheers, friends and food.
It's done. I'm alive. Maybe a 5k swim next year... #openwaterswimming
Safety tips for your home swimming pool! *Safer water - Be sure to install, maintain and utilize proper fencing, gates, gate latches, alarms and other safety equipment around the pool
Safer Kids - Be sure to employ constant adult supervision and swim skill attainment through on-going qualified instruction. Swimwaysacademy is here for that! Also remember, proper behavior in and around the water
It was so HOT in Disney World that we spent some time in the pool. Natalie LOVED to jump into the water and didn't care whether her parents were around to catch her or not. She's at that tricky swim stage where she refuses to wear floaties anymore bc she can't swim with them on - but can't actually swim well enough to be completely safe. Yikes! Although while I did work really hard to capture our family vacation without 200 stranger in it the lifeguard kept such a close eye on her she made it in to the album!! 😂 #crazyswimmergirl#pooltimefun#waltdisneyworld
761818 hours ago
LAST CHANCE💥 I only have a small number of limited edition Peru T-Shirts left [link in my Bio] My online store will close TOMORROW! Now that I’m back in the US, shipments will start going out soon! Thank you for your patience😊😊😊 #Peru#CodyMillerAdventures#SwimmerLife
I can only imagine swimming an open water race and get caught by this fellows
483618 hours ago
Because last night I CRUSHED a goal. And it’s been quite some time since I’ve actually accomplished a goal successfully.
I make goals all the time, but don’t usually accomplish them all. And that’s ok- not EVERY goal will be finalized. Not every dream will be reached. We keep moving onward and upward and in different directions all the time, that’s life!
This one, this goal, I made back in June. I joined @pinkcupcakegirl walking challenge (1 mile/day every day), and it got me started onto other goals as well. I found a swim goal- swim 500yds continuously.
I used to swim the 500 competitively in high school. But the amount of times I’ve done it since then is close to nil. So I worked. I would swim a few times a week and go a few extra laps each time. By the first week of July I was at 350 yards. But then vacations and trips came. I went almost 3 weeks without swimming much at all. Then I did a few “maintenance” swims to get back into things.
Last night I went for a late swim. 8pm. As I jumped in I thought “this will be another maintenance swim. 150 tops” but then I also thought “why am I making excuses? Why am I not just going for it?”
So I did. I played a mental game-
Get to 250. 250 is half way. Great job!
Now you’re pushing 300. That’s only 200 left! 200 is easy compared to 500!
Only 150 to go. That’s actually just 3 50s. Only 3 50s left? Simple. Two more 50s.
Boom. Done. 8:40. Not too shabby!
It’s a mental game. Remember that. Work your way around a starting point. Go for it. Break it down into smaller batches. One step (or lap) at a time.
Then go CRUSH IT.