Little did I know in those first few minutes of hearing the news that I wasn't the only one in the house that felt this way. Lily was 100% uninterested. She said she would die, that 5 hours of exercise on her little body would break her. I agreed. I told her to tell the coach. She looked at me astonished, tell her coach, her? EGADS. She didn't go to practice in the morning and by the end of the week the bossman was enquiring about her lack of enthusiasm.
She told him straight she didn't want to do it.
He told her to try, just 2 days.
He got snotty.
She got snottier.
It is a war of minds.
This weekend is a meet, a 3 day invitational with finals.
This is her first in the new age group. It is amazing that she has any times at all but she does in 5 events.
So far she has swam really really well.
Coach says to her each time she gets out of the water: just think how much faster you would be if you were coming to morning swim and pushing yourself.
She says, Nah, i wouldn't be, I'd be so tired!
She is 13.
She is a good swimmer.
BUT she isn't training for the Olympics.
2 hours a day is e'nuff