Saturday, 30 January 2016

Great North Swim and my First Training Sessions

As you know, last year I started a fab new hobby.....lake swimming. Now, I'm not the fastest but I absolutely love it. I'm also sure you know by now my lovely Grandma has been suffering with Alzheimer's for the last few years. One of forty before forty things is to do some work for charity. I did some voluntary work with the Alzheimer's Society at their Nottingham Memory Walk which was fabulous but very emotionally draining (blog post to follow).

To combine these two awesome things I've signed up to the Great North Swim and will be trying to raise as much as possible for the Society on behalf of my lovely Grandma:

With this is mind I have already started training. I've managed to swim a mile in the pool (OMG it's so far!!) and I also managed to get out into the open water for 15 minutes for my January swim:

The water was a rather chilly 4 degrees but I managed it and it was lovely apart from the numb feet! I'll keep you updated on progress and sponsorship details :)