Scuba is totally awesome. So, a day half spent underwater is a good day. But there’s not much to say about a pool dive. However, the swim test at the start caused an interesting realization.
The first thing we did in the pool was the swimming test: 6 laps of the pool, constant swimming, and then 10 minutes of treading. The last time I did anything like this was about 4 years ago, during orientation at Swat, and it was a pain, but not too bad. Now, doing it again at higher altitude, I found it… not hard. But when I first came here and was swimming laps, I only made it up to “a whole six” after almost a month. Here’s the realization: I could have easily done six laps then, too. It’s not that I lack physical endurance, as I often claim I do. It’s only that I lack mental endurance. And when I have an external motivator, I will rise to that.
This makes me want to achieve similar results from internal motivation. That’d be good.