Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via kushandwizdom)
…when you’re sprinting as fast as possible and you’re totally in the zone. Breaths mean nothing. There’s just a dull roar in your ears and you’re staring through your goggles without seeing. You feel detached from body and mind and life because there is only one thing in your world.
The joy of the race.
Pretty much sums up the 4x25m manikin relay earlier on. It’s my first time experiencing such a sensation, like suddenly having this reserve of energy to be able to unleash the max effort. And breathing becomes optional.
Most memorable medal thus far.
We didn’t just break the record; we SMASHED it.
Extremely proud to be part of this awesome relay team.
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Final semester, first IFG swim, first gold medal plus setting of new IFG 4x50medley relay record of 2:01. And also the not so disappointing 5th placing (27.54s) in 50free.
When i looked at it, i cant help but think about the me 4 years ago (cant sprint, cant do a proper start, cant even do a proper turn, got mocked by this swim team guy for not being able to dive properly) and all the time invested over the years.
Like what Phelps once said “Anything is possible as long as you want it, you will work for it. Doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks, the only person that can really put pressure on you is yourself.”
Worth it? Definitely.
“I think that’s what’s wrong with the world; no one says what they feel, they always hold it inside. They’re sad, but they don’t cry. They’re happy, but they don’t sing or dance. They’re angry, but they don’t scream. ‘Cause if they do, they feel ashamed. And that’s the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky really is.”
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