|Yeah my swimming started early for sure|
So basically swimming makes me the triathlete I am today. I cannot even begin to estimate where I would be without my swimming past let alone what kind of triathlete I would be. I have to admit that I probably would never have turned to triathlon if I had not spent so much of my life swimming. I think anyone can attest to the fact that when they have devoted their whole life to something it is hard to let that life go without replacing it with something. Triathlon has replaced my swimming even though I still consider myself a swimmer (I think everyone else does too). Competing in triathlons is emotionally and physically rewarding, to the extent competitive swimming ever was, if not more. I now find myself in a place where I enjoy helping other triathletes realize that swimming is more than the first leg you "just have to get through." And it is this idea I plan to discuss further in "My take on swimming, part 2."
Ok folks there are only two days left to vote in this month's poll! I am impressed with the poll's progress. Keep checking for the results and for February's new poll!
Train safe. Train smart.