Not in a million, billion, quadrillion years would I ever swim this course on my own.
Are you mad?
But put me in the ocean with a few hundred or even thousand others, and it’s all systems go.
After another excellent 12 week ocean swim training season with CanToo, and having raised $1200 for Cure Cancer Australia, I joined my swimming buddies at North Bondi this morning to swim the 2km race.
Not so much a race as a swim for me, really.
I can get really scared getting out through a heavy surf break, but thank goodness the waves were not too big here.
And our coaches, team captains and mentors know us well and were there to chat through the course and soothe our nerves.
And I have my calming swimming mantra to get me through:
My legs are strong
My arms are strong
My friends are all around
Once at the first buoy, I’m all good and just churned my way through the course. I blooming LOVE swimming with great big rolling swell moving through.
No better way to feel truly alive.
My big sister Mairi is on the 6am flight out of Sydney tomorrow. I’ll miss her very much. We’ve been together for five weeks, for the first time since we were 16 and 18.
But her family needs her back, she was just on loan. Boo hoo.
How was your weekend?
Any splashing in the sea?