I started this blog as a way to motivate me to swim one length of Windermere – which I did in 2012.
On Sunday I swam my third length of the lake, so a total of 51kms swum in that lake alone.
Sunday’s swim was cold and it took longer than I had hoped / intended. But it was also completed, so there is that I suppose. It didn’t have the “Oh my god I can’t believe I’m doing this” excitement of the first swim. Nor did it have the “Oh my god I can’t believe I’m doing this” despair of the second time I swam it. This time I just swam it (albeit slower and colder then I would have liked).
I suppose that is a level of success in itself. I can swim a length of Windermere in water temperature that may have reached the dizzy heights of 14.5 degrees and at the end I can shrug my shoulders and be a bit disappointed with my time (7hours 45minutes). It doesn’t really feel like success, but if I was forced to look on the bright side…
Anyway, it’s done and the season is done for this year. Let’s see what next year brings…
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The Windermere swim was the second of my swims raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you’re able to spare a few pennies I’d be really grateful if you could donate on Just Giving. I’ll leave the page open for a couple more weeks, but then close it down by Sunday 8th October.
2 responses to “51kms in Windermere”
Congratulations Patrick. It’s still no mean feat, regardless of the number of times you’ve done it. I did my marathon and stopped for over 3 years. Hoping to correct that next year, if the training goes to plan.
Thanks Toby. And good luck with the marathon training.