It is hot in Mesa! Whew- after a day of swimming and sitting out in the heat of Arizona, I am feeling exhausted. But I am also feeling totally invigorated! I had a couple of great swims myself but more than anything, I have been inspired. The meet today had more than 1600 swimmers- all of whom have been skinnier, faster and fitter than they are now, but nonetheless 1600 swimmers giving these races their all and having a fantastic time. I saw Rowdy Gaines swim a 50 yd freestyle in 21.36 seconds, at the age of 52 years old (how many 52 yr olds can run 50 yds that quickly?) I got beat by some pretty kick butt 50+ swimmers myself, and even saw 76 year olds finish a 400 IM.
It is so awesome to see people commit to such a healthy lifestyle and having so much fun with their teams. What do you need to do to make your lifestyle a little healthier? Join a team? Get a trainer? Focus on a goal? Whatever it is, figure it out and get it done!
I will have more posts from the meet early next week. Have a great weekend!
-Coach A http://www.sparkmultisport.com/