There’s been a lot of time for reflection for me lately, between the sick, the not sleeping, etc. And then there was RTB, where the love from my team and other teams was incredibly overwhelming. Anyhow, I was thinking about important things in relationships with family and friends and teammates and loves and just people in general, and I came up with three:
And then I realized that wasn’t really enough. Those are important, but there’s a few more.
I go back and forth on loyalty. At times it feels a bit like an anchor. But the first 5… perseverance sticks out because it’s not a way that one relates to someone else, but there’s some quote floating around in the back of my head that goes something like “He persevered”. And I suppose what I mean is that I just need to keep on moving forward (whether it be in a race, life, whatever).
I’ve been sleeping a lot since RTB. More than I’d like, but given the past month and a half, I know I need it. I’m finally feeling healthy. I realized this during RTB. If I had been sick, there was no way I would have been able to do what I did. Or maybe I was just able to put everything behind me and do what I needed to do, what was asked of me, what was required of me.
This week is swim testing. It’s been a while, but thanks to Julia and Anne and just some focus internally, I’ve gotten better position in the water and found a bit more speed (I wonder as well whether spending so much time on the static trapeze doing crucifixes and dislocations has strengthened my lats): 100m was 1:19 and 500m was 7:41. Not blazing at any level (except for maybe pee-wee, but probably not), but fast for me.
For shits and giggles, here are my legs from RTB:MA.
1Oh Community. I hope you don’t get worse without Dan Harmon.