January 25th, 2015

Surprise Myself

I’m 42 years old when this post is being written. At this point in my life, I am rarely surprised at myself.

I know that I am capable of just about anything, just like every other human on this planet is.

So the last time I surprised myself, may have been in High School as Freshman. I joined the swim team during the winter season after playing Soccer in the Fall. I was a decent swimmer, but 50 and 100 yard speed was not my strength…endurance was in running and swimming.

I trained the entire season which was not nothing at an all boys school that excelled in almost every sport. Christmas break was 2 practices per day (3 hours in the morning, and 2 hours in the afternoon) every day. It was a challenge to train that much when most of my friends were not on this intense practice regiment.

For the last meet we did a significant taper. At my events in the 50 and 100 yard races I beat my speed times by a large margin. I remember being surprised at how fast I had gone that one day.

I don’t remember being surprised by much of anything after that. Even 9/11, I was not surprised by. I had travelled around the world and felt the growing dislike of USA, and knew that some folks were just not happy with them and were liable to do just about anything.

Day 6: Tell us about a time when you surprised yourself. via the Your Turn Challenge

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