The swimming portion of the Olympics is over and Michael Phelps was crowned not just the best swimmer of all time but also the best Olympian of all time. Which is cool.
Now, track and field starts up. You’d think I’d be all excited for the running etc, but I’m not. See, I’m a swimmer by nature. I went to a division one college on a swimming scholarship, so I’m a swimmer.
I feel like I’ve been forcing this running thing recently. Plus, with my injuries and my weight issues, I’ve found myself craving to get back in the water. I just can’t find a team near me that I can train with.
I also can’t afford to join a team, but that’s besides the point.
So, what to do, what to do. To swim or not to swim, that is the question.
I think it would take a good, solid 2 years for me to get back into competitive shape. Then, to consider an Olympic run of my own for Rio in 2016, when I’ll be pushing 46 is madness. Most swimmers are too old at 25, but then there’s Dara Torres.
I’m hoping this while thing will pass and I’ll go back to my normal routine of running with no ultimate purpose or goal.
Maybe, what I need is a crazy goal like this.
Maybe, I need to look at what times I need to qualify. I don’t need to medal, I just need to qualify to go. I’ll figure out the rest of it later on.