Pain has been a hot topic in my life over the last week. It was part of the motto shared by my team at last weekends South African Open Water Swimming Championships.
After racing a 10km and giving it everything I had, finishing as a broken man the day before, my wife’s parting words to me as I walked down to the start line for the 5km swim was ”Pain is temporary.”
For those of you racing South African Olympic Swimming trials and South African Ironman this week, let these words push you further than you had ever imagined, let them help you go faster, harder and longer. Go out there and smash it!