Most of you’ll keep in mind that final January I had surgical procedure on each my ft that left me being not allowed to stroll, additional than the kettle and again, for seven lengthy weeks, adopted by an additional 6 weeks of recuperation, and making an attempt to recollect how you can stroll once more! Throughout this time, my son steered I begin writing a weblog as a manner of assuaging the boredom and frustration. Having by no means written something in my life, I although why not? It’s solely a journal in spite of everything; it’s unlikely anybody will likely be …
Simply earlier than I had the surgical procedure my swim bud (Shark) and I had determined that our problem for 2017 can be to swim the size of Windermere, that’s a large 10.5 miles, and far additional than we now have swam earlier than, and can be essentially the most troublesome swim, each bodily and mentally (that’s a potential 6 hours of swimming continuous) up to now. Having mentioned that, the surgical procedure meant that I couldn’t even start coaching once more till 1st March, and that was if all went nicely, which left us with lower than 7 months to coach, from scratch, nevertheless having that aim to consider, particularly throughout my lengthy restoration, gave me one thing to concentrate on, and plan for.
These of you that know me nicely know that after I set a problem, there is no such thing as a manner I cannot do it, and so, together with Shark, started a 7 month grueling, tiring, irritating, formidable, superb, enjoyable crammed journey, stuffed with highs, lows and all the things in between, all documented in my little weblog.
It is a yr in the present day since I received again within the pool and my love of open water swimming continues (not together with the fishes or the swans) and so does my little weblog. I’ve been amazed and overwhelmed on the superb response I’ve had, with over 200,000 readers since I started writing it. Since our Windermere swim I used to be requested if I’d contemplate placing final yr’s journey right into a ebook. Going from a weblog to a ebook is one thing fairly completely different, and loads scarier, nevertheless I made a decision after plenty of consideration to make the leap (no pun meant) and do it, and at last has now been printed this week. How superb (however largely scary) is that? I hope that for these of you that learn it really feel impressed to not solely tackle troublesome challenges, but in addition to by no means underestimate how far you’ll be able to push your self to attain what you got down to do.