So, only 1 week to go and a bit of reflection for me. I can’t believe that we are finally at this point and instead of dreading finally swimming the mile next Sunday, I’m really really looking forward to it.
Since finding out I had won this place in March there have been lots of swimming ups and downs not just with me but it really has been a challenge in all senses of the word for most of us in building up for the swim; but so far so good, we are all ready for next Sunday.
The biggest hurdle I have faced however is not what I expected. It’s the wetsuit! As I still haven’t found a wetsuit that fits properly (they are all too short and it feels like someone is strangling me) I have been swimming mostly in my swimsuit which I never thought I would be doing but it is heavenly and in a way I’m glad that I’ve experience that. I think that if I had found a lovely comfy wetsuit I’d probably still be in in it.
In a wetsuit, aside from feeling like I’m being choked, it takes away the reason I’m swimming outdoors, and that is the actual fact that I am in nature. It makes me realize how lovely it is to feel the cold water on your skin, even sometimes the feel of the weeds brushing past you. I am still on the hunt for a good wetsuit as I’d love to continue this swimming journey into the winter and I’m guessing I’ll definitely be needing one then but so far I haven’t found the ‘one’.
So here’s to all the girls and next Sunday. I can’t wait.