Whenever I'm feeling down or doubt why I should work that extra hour, I read this blog post from Terri Melvin.
Terri explains who she is and why she loves the sport of swimming better than anyone I know. I might be a little biased as I'm from the South too, but she explains why--no matter where you're from--if you're a swimmer, you simply understand what's good and true about the sport.
Below is an excerpt with a link to Terri's post:
"I am from the south, the DEEP south, where accents are deep and tea is sugary sweet! THE question is not what team do you cheer on, but rather "Alabama or Auburn". THIS decides your status in the state. A deep rich, FUN rivalry. Football is EVERYTHING! While I do enjoy Auburn football (WAR EAGLE!), I am a sweet southern Belle, after all. Alabamian through and through! There is another sport that holds my heart's strings and brings joy and excitement to my life. If you know me at all, you know what this is!"
READ TERRI'S ENTIRE BLOG HERE: imasoldiertoo.blogspot.com
Teri was sweet to use a few of the videos my wife (Tiffany) and I produced with SwimOutlet for her post. Tiffany and I always want to create and work on projects that not only support our family but also inspire swimmers to have fun.