Today I went for a swim.
The lanes were busy and there were times when I had to slow down because the person in front of me was going more slowly than I was.
What I really loved was that I made the most of the situation. Rather than getting stressed out and frustrated I used the times where I was blocked from going more quickly to my advantage.
Because I had the luxury of time I worked on my technique. This worked particularly well with my front crawl.
Front crawl is my weakest stroke, and the one I most want to be good at!
So I focussed on using my legs evenly and making sure my arms entered the water in the right way. It was a really good session.
Yet again this was a real reminder that often things are great when you slow down. Rushing during your swim is just like rushing in life, it passes you by in a haze and you don’t enjoy it as much!