May 10, 2009


Yesterday was a major milestone for me and it came and went unnoticed because I got so busy. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of my first-ever swim lesson, a day that really changed my life. After all the frustration in the pool this past week, it's good to remember where I've come from. During the year I completed two sprints, one Olympic, learned to swim with one arm when my shoulder was broken, recovered from that injury and learned to swim all over again, and completed a half Ironman. A 1.2 mile open water swim with no current assist and thousands of other swimmers would have been the description of hell for me a year ago. Now it's something I've done and can be proud of, and something I'm no longer afraid of.

I came home from my lesson that day and decided to start this blog. I wanted to capture my journey and share it with my family and friends. When I look at that first post, I couldn't be happier with what I've accomplished this year. It is a very happy anniversary for sure.



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