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It’s been a while…

Day 98

Hello Everyone,

Well… Hello There!!! It’s been quite a while since my last post. Synchro has kept me busy these last few weeks.  Now that I have completed (and scored well!!) in my classes this semester, most of my spare time has been spent on daily recovery of my training sessions.

We have been working really hard to get prepared for our debut at the Canadian Open this month.  New routines, means a new approach to our training techniques. Harder practices, increasing endurance and working towards a confident start to the season.  This year of course, is leading up to the Olympic Games.  Time is of the essence and we are running out.

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You know, this life is not for the faint of heart. We work our butts off every day just to make it to that one AMAZING moment of our lives… And that one moment will define us.  It will be a part of our lives, living on through our friends, families and future generations of athletes.  All of the people that love us and support us, those who are in our corner, guide us to that one beautiful moment we will share with the world.

It’s days like today when you realize that you KILL your muscles and work so hard to PUSH those limits that you truly start to understand that the future is NOW! We are so close to our dreams, if we wanted to we could just reach out and grab it.

Silver @ World Cup 2014
Silver @ World Cup 2014

Never EVER take days like this for granted.  The times that our body cringes and your mind tells you that its had enough; thats when miracles happen.  Achieving a goal is not just about showing up, it’s about showing up mind, body and soul, ready to work for something you’ve loved since the day you started.

Be strong and BELIEVE that what you’re doing is right and worth every minute!

Love Always,

– C

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Update!

Day 30

Hello Everyone,

This last month has been crazy. As most of you know, Team Canada has been training incredibly hard as we get ready for this years Pan American Games in Toronto and FINA World Championships in Russia.

We have changed our training plan quite dramatically, starting with increased strength and cardio sessions, flexibility sessions, as well as much more speed swimming. To add to the list, we have been testing our technical skills as well as learning new skills to keep us fit for the future. Last week, in just 3 days, we trained 36hrs.

It has been a great start to our season. Now that we are getting more fit, there are no signs of us “lightening up” heading into this year. The Olympics, though they seem far away, are just around the corner. Take into consideration that in just one year and 1 month from now we will be fighting to qualify for the Games! This is crunch time!!

Sending updates soon! Thank you for being patient, time is limited when you’re at the pool 12 hours a day! 🙂

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– C