Yesterday was a little bit of a struggle day, mentally and physically. I felt crappy. I decided the best way to deal with it was to pile on a little more pain. So I went to the pool and did a 400 IM. Legally. LONG COURSE.
I haven’t done that in over a decade (because why in god’s name would you). It wasn’t pretty, but I didn’t cheat. It was legal, two-hand touches and all. Sometimes a little personal victory is all you need to lift you up.
Hurts so good.