This past week has been another emotional rollercoaster, but I can finally say that I have decided to attempt my 2 Way Windermere swim despite only having surgery just over 2 weeks ago! As mentioned in my last Windermere blog, the district nurse took my stitches out on the 14th August and told me that the … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 17 – Back in the Water
After my cycling accident in 2011 I stopped all sports, I tried to continue with Triathlon for a while but I was just in too much pain so eventually, I gave up. I didn’t train, compete, or even think about sports for 5 years. I first got back into swimming as a result of going … Continue reading Why I am Fundraising for Arctic One?
None of this is what I hoped to be writing just 2 weeks before Windermere but sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you hoped. It doesn’t seem possible that I had a pretty major surgery less than a fortnight ago, it was slow progress when in hospital but as soon as I was … Continue reading Week 16 – Two Weeks To Go!
My plan for training the past week was to get back into swimming after my unplanned hospital visit and on Tuesday 3rd August. I got in the river and can’t explain how good it felt to be back in the open water. The plan was to swim from Houghton to Brampton and back, I said … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 15 – Hospital Stay!
This week started off with me still in hospital so again, there wasn’t very much training done this week! By Monday I did just want to get out of hospital, which for me is always a sign that I am on the mend and feeling better. Thankfully, my bloods came back with good enough results … Continue reading Windermere Training (sort of) Week 14
Week 13 of my training didn’t exactly go to plan. Last Monday I had an appointment planned with Helen Davis from think.believe.perform about the possibility of some sports psychology sessions in the lead up to my Lake Windermere swim. I know from experience that long swims are often as much about being strong mentally as … Continue reading Windermere Training (or not!) Week 13
Its been a strange few weeks, training was going really well, I had a great training swim on 13th July where my wonderful swim buddy Val and I ventured to Holywell for the first time to see if the entry would be suitable for me. The idea was to swim downstream to Overcote and then … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 12
The week started as normal, with a BRJ coached pool session. It was a pretty tough session which covered all elements of swimming from technique drills, endurance and finally sprints. I led the lane and surprised myself, especially during the sprint set. I figured I would be in a lot of pain when I … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 11
This week's blog is going to be a little different to my previous ones. I will still be talking about my training and what I have been doing over the past week in preparation for Windermere, especially as last Wednesday it was officially 2 months till my swim! However, I'm going to talk about what … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 10
This week started with a Reggie sulk/strop. I spent last weekend at my parents and had fun playing with, snuggling with and taking Reggie for some nice long walks/runs. All was well until I started packing my bag to leave on Monday, at which point Reggie decided to sulk and go to his crate, … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 9