Chilly morning Prior to last week I had never swam below 48f. Last week I did 44f, this week 40.5f/4.6C. For months I have been making reference to the number 42. For the nerds out there like myself, well 42 is the answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything (Hitchhikers Guide … Continue reading 42……The answer to the universe?
I’m still swimming, I’m not posting a lot about it, other than photos of the lake, if you happen to follow me on Instagram. I am still working out, just more on land. This tends to happen every year as Open water season here in Chicago approaches its annual death (at least for me). It … Continue reading Idling
I still love this view Some honest reflections here today. I spent the entire past week hoping for bad weather so they would have to cancel Big Shoulders. Completely and utterly horrible of me, but I honestly knew unless they cancelled or enforced a wet suit, I would get in not because I wanted to … Continue reading Halfway turn, I stopped and looked at the beach….i didn’t get out (spoiler)
Chicago City of Big Shoulders Hog Butcher for the World Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat. Player with Railraods and the Nation’s freight Handler; Stormy, Husky, Brawling, -Carl Sandberg So Big shoulders, it’s where it all began again for me in 2013, my first swim event since my late teens, my first event after 10 years … Continue reading The City of Big Shoulders
So yesterday's 10km Swim to the Moon " marathon swim" was not a great event for me, it was probably the worst I have felt during any marathon swim, in fact any swim race I have done. I had hoped for better, yesterday was to be my 10th marathon distance swim since 2015 and my … Continue reading The Paradox of yesterday
I have tried not to rush in to posting this, I decided to take a week and think about the positives of the swim I failed to do, my DNS (did not start). I learnt a lot this year about organizing a swim. I feel more confident to try this again, I already have all … Continue reading One basket…it’s a bad idea
I realize I am writing a lot this week, there is a lot in my head. I also have realized a few things. There has been a lot going on in my life in recent weeks, from family illness and literal madness and the guilt associated at times with being thousands of miles away and … Continue reading Debris
Light my way Always darkest before Dawn Oh, what would you do if you were me? Don’t assume that I have found this easy -What would you do, if you were me- Frightened Rabbit So, I am sitting here on a Monday, a Monday that should be swim week, A Monday I should be excited … Continue reading Don’t assume that I have found this easy…
As I wrote the heading I will be honest, the metaphor kind of struck me more than this past weekends swim in the dark. This swim figuratively and literally is a swim in the dark with the hope of ending up in the light of a new day all happy and shiny. All past swims … Continue reading Swimming in the dark..
I am not one to overly focus on the potential for failure, i am lucky to have not yet dnf a swim and in fact I am much more in to positive visualization and looking forward to certain things for example, I have a number of things/points I am looking forward to already 1) starting- … Continue reading Failure or the aim is always to come home