Day 1: Swim the channel!

Dropped off smart son at the University of Sheffield yesterday. It was a bitter-sweet day – when I was proud of the man he has become but sad to see my little boy making his first steps to leaving home. He had his room looking great by the time we left him so I felt pretty good on the drive home – much better than on the drive up to Sheffield where I felt like I would burst into tears at any moment.

As it’s the start of a new life. I decided to take on a new 12-week challenge. I have wanted to do this for a while but was not fit enough. Since I have lost weight and got fit I thought it was now or never. So today I have started the Aspire Challenge 

This involves swimming the English Channel over 12 weeks to raise money to help people with spinal injuries. So far, I have swum 84 lengths of Hitchin Pool (according to my FitBit Flex 2 – 51 lengths and 820 metres) not quite sure why it changed from lengths to metres halfway through. This is just over a mile so only another 21 miles and I will have swum the channel!

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