I’ve been following the swimming events closely, particularly those of Rhode Island’s Elizabeth Beisel. Finally, I can justify the many meets when Ms. Beisel (five years my junior) gave me a run for my money in the Zesiger Aquatics Center. I recall that little doe-eyed pipsqueak waiting beside me at the blocks, like an aquatic Doogie Howser on a mission.
As my swimmers embark on their journey to “Go for the Gold!” I remind myself to do the same. There’s a little part of all of us that believes we can be excellent (in swimming and in anything else we set our minds to) no matter the odds. A motivational baby Beisel lives within.
If you haven’t had a swim in Worcester Fitness’ Indoor Swimming pool, check it out!
p.s. I’m a little behind with my book club commitment, but Amazing Amy just revealed herself as totally cray-cray, and I just got totally hooked on Gone Girl.