I have decided that I might just be the sane one in my family after all!
I got an email from my sister today saying that she is thinking of swimming the English Channel next year! Now I am sorry, that is just plain madness. It is not so much that you have to swim at least 31 kilometers depending on the tides and stuff but you have to do it without a wetsuit – and that water is cold! Flippen cold!!!!
I like open water swimming, in fact I am a big fan of open water swimming but I need my wetsuit! For some reason it is like my safety blanket. I feel protected in it. I don’t think I can actually swim in the sea without it! Well, I know I can as I did my first season of triathlon without one, but now I don’t want to.
I like the buoyancy, the warmth and the protection from stingy things it gives me. I know it is not going to help much with the larger bitey things (for that I’ll just have to keep my eyes closed) but I feel safe(ish).
So, all in all I have decided my sister is mad! Her email to the family did send my husband into a panic though. He apparently mailed her back and asked what the heck she was doing to him? Just shows what he thinks of me! Thinking I would want to join her, although in truth my first response had been “Can I join you” but sanity prevailed and I deleted that and wrote back – “That sounds awesome, good luck”