Swim MS

Swimming to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

4 Month Count Down!

I had been thinking about this event for years - dreaming up where my swim might be, and how much money I would be able to raise for the MS Society.  At this very time last year, I was finally given the push to turn a dream into a reality. 

It's incredible how quickly this year has gone.  When I started training,  swimming more than 1.5/2k was a challenge...as was implementing pace times.  Thanks to the help of my training partners and my coach, John, I am feeling as though this challenge in manageable.  Not to say that I am not nervous.  I am terrified.  I can't say I have ever swam for 12 hours straight before, and anyone who has recertified waterfront NLS with me knows hypothermia is highly likely.  I think that is the part that scares me the most.  If I train well and am physically ready to go, can my temperature sensitivity ruin me? Possibly.  I do know that I won't give up.  The plan is to take a 10 minute break every 3 hours.  That may be adjusted slightly.  But I do promise that from 7am - 7pm you know where to find me.  After a year of preparing, these are the scary, challenging thoughts I have sometimes...Does anyone know of an all you can eat potato bar?

Regardless of these thoughts, I am working hard at training my mind, as well as my body.  Only 4 months left to go!