Tuesday morning I met my swimming buddy at the pool bright and early at 6:00AM.
We completed a strange workout.
15 minute warm up of mixed strokes and kicking
30 minutes of 25 sprints (15 seconds to complete a 25 and 15 seconds rest)
10×100’s (Odd I.M. and even free drills)
100 warm down
I remember at about this time last year I was starting up “pre-season” swimming with my team and gearing up for a LONG season.
Anyways, what i’m trying to say is that yes, I do miss swimming on a “real” team sometimes but I also like to participate in swimming (one of my passions!) on my own terms.
I might be way more slow than I was a year ago but i’m much happier being able to have time to
have a social life do homework. I would go to so many practices and just hate them because I wasn’t in the mood to swim, I was tired, or had something else I wanted to do. Now I swim when I want to and I love that freedom! I like swimming 1,000x more now than I did when I swam competitively.
Have you ever felt burnt out or had to take a step back from a passion because you were “forced” to do it or felt as if you had to?
Have you ever re-kindled a passion?