Since October, I've swam so little I'm embarassed to tell you how many yards that equals... What? It was off season! Anyway, I need to start building my swim base again before serious training starts in a couple months, so I am challenging myself to swim 20,000 yards by the end of January. This may seem miniscule to some, but for me to get this done I need to get up early and in the pool 3 days a week for the next 3.5 weeks.
I don't know how I've lost my motivation to wake up and go to the gym in the past few months. I used to ONLY workout in the AM and now I do most of my sweating in the PM. But swimming after work sucks because the pool is ALWAYS full and my stomach usually isn't digested enough to swim, so I really need to find what works for me to get up, drive to the pool, swim, drive home, shower and be at work before 9am. This is very doable, just gotta put the plan in motion, which is the hard part.
I put a little countdown on the top of my sidebar so I can mark down all the yards I swim - I hope that is motivating in itself. When do you swim?