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Making the sacrifice

Yesterday was a mental day. Success one - going swimming and truly doing a "light" day. I practiced my drills mostly. I did a few faster lengths trying to get the concept of going faster without a higher stroke turnover. Got it. Good. Success two almost didn't occur - it was to not do a s&c workout in the evening. I am still a wee sore and tired from the weekend certification I went to. I consider myself to not be weak in the s&c area, so it was the right thing to ditch when leveraging recovery. At the same time, I'm a personal trainer at the gym I workout at. The people there are used to seeing me working out each day. It is a great family environment, so I feel like I'm missing out when I see them working hard and not getting to play. It felt crappy to miss out on the fun, but I did it. I'm feel better than yesterday. Had I worked out, I would still be completely trashed. Ok, I get it. Sacrifice made, but it sure was a hard one to do :(
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