My kids will understand this eventually.
During the school holidays we camped at Boreen Point on Lake Cootharaba. I was looking forward to "unplugging" and spending some quality time with the kids and Campbell. My intention was also to swim in the Lake daily, but as it was too shallow I headed off to Noosa Aquatic Centre to keep the arms and km's ticking over.
We did venture off to Noosa Main beach so I could fit in an ocean swim which was heavenly. Crystal clear water on a stunning spring day makes for a very tranquil swim.
During the week I eased the intensity of my sessions in preparation for a 10k open water race (marathon distance). This was a bit of a test for me as my longest swim thus far was 9km and it was a training swim, not a "race".
Although not a cold water marathon, I was pretty excited about getting to test out my fitness and was eager to see what kind of pace I could hold over 10k and how my body would hold up.
I finished the 10km race in 3hr 05mins and despite mildly aching shoulders and a bit of sunburn I felt pretty good and in hindsight, probably could've picked up the pace.
Considering my channel training commenced 2.5 months ago, I am pretty pleased with my progress.
In the short term I can also see I am going to be really well prepared for swimming the 19.7km Rottnest Channel in February.
Jess and I have been really excited to see the donations rolling in and to date have hit $9950, Amazing!
Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to donate and for their words of support and encouragement to both Jess and myself. It means a lot to us. Keep them coming!