I suppose people that I have met for the first time would never believe that I was/can be a very reserved person who keeps to herself. I turned 40 in May and wow has life changed. Meeting lovely ladies from Twitter, starting a blog, attending functions and mingling with fairly well known people.
I also made a decision this year that I would swim the Midmar Mile 2014. My 12 year old daughter Laura swam it this year and I watched these really old women make it to the end. One lady was over 80!! So that is when is decided that I could do it to.
To test the waters Laura and I swam the Capital K 500m fun race at Midmar Dam on Sunday. I needed to experience the conditions of swimming in the dam. Well it was a HUGE eye opener!! Swimming 500 metres was not easy. I really battled to get to the first buoy, but I was determined I was going to finish. Hubby says I was swimming too fast. There was this awful smell of fuel, so every time I took a breath it was there. We also experienced a few waves and I needed to take two strokes to get through which was extra tiring.
The most important thing was that I reached the end and now I know what to expect next year. I am going to have to train very hard to make sure that I am ready.
Here are a few pictures of Laura and I at the Capital K. I am being very brave by putting these pictures up of me in a costume!!
|Before the race|
|At the start|
|Entering the water|
|I made it!!|
|Just out of the water|
My question to whoever reads this post is : What are you going to do to challenge yourself??