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A very special dinner

August 18, 2007

What a strange journey this continues to be! 


I just had a great dinner with Sybil Fisher, the first solo Oregon Channel swimmer.  She shared a 15 minute clip of her Channel swim and it showed just how challenging the race can be.  She spoke of the low points and suggestions to get through them.  She spoke of the pain and her ways of dealing with them.  She said that I have to be mentally prepared.  From my training, she says I’m right on track what needs to be in place is the mental attitude that I will not quit. 


After some rough months, I think I’m back mentally where I need to be.  I can do this.  I’ve definitely done the training.  And frankly I’m planning for a 14 hour swim, but if it takes me 2o then that is what it will take.  I’m committed to this.    I have the support from so many and I realize that while this is my personal journey there are a lot of people along for the ride buoying me along the way.

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4 Responses to “A very special dinner”

  1. NERD says:


    You’ve done the training, you’re mentally ready and you’re going to ROCK the Channel.


  2. Pat says:

    O! O! I know a song you can sing… hum… make words up to…

    “I’ve got myself a baby bumble bee. Won’t my mommy be so proud of me” and it goes on and on and on…

    There is an adult verison to, but you’ll have to call for that one.

  3. Kristy says:

    you’re going to do great michelle…we’ll be thinking of you in these final weeks…

    nice song, pat…good luck getting that one out of your head, michelle 😉

  4. Pat says:

    I got another song….

    The Theme song to BONANZA…. wait for it… thinking… thinking… There it is!

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