June was another rough month, unfortunately. I was sick with a summer cold for 4 days, so I missed swimming time. Ugh! But, I made the goal for the month, 26 miles! I was hoping to make up the rest of my missing mileage, and I didn’t quite make that goal. I am 0.6 miles behind the total for the 6 month mark, but I have swam 152.9 miles so far!!!
This swimming is teaching me patience and appreciation. Social media is difficult. Some of my friends are training for triathlons and out biking and doing much more intense events. Sometimes, it makes my soul ache that I can’t do that anymore because I felt so passionately about it. However, I have another close friend who has almost constant health battles, and she is a year younger than me. Like me, this has been brought on, not by lifestyle, but by “fate”. Life is not fair, and she faces it with utmost faith and courage. She is an inspiration to me and she reminds me to appreciate what I am able to do, and not to focus on what is missing. If only I could remember that more often…..