17th Annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Race is almost here!

Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms at The Buccaneer, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Sometimes, it’s hard for even me to stay motivated. It’s a cold day, or I’m tired, or feeling lazy.

To encourage myself, I think about the rewards I can get for training on those days when I’d rather do anything but.

Next week, here’s where I’ll be – leaving the beach on Buck Island, St. Croix in the USVI, setting out for the 17th Annual Coral Reef Swim – 5 miles of sea stars, sea turtles, maybe a sea ray or two. It’s my 6th time doing the race and I swear it’s different every single time. And that’s exactly why I keep going back, and why, even on the days I don’t feel like it, I get in that pool and keep on training.