Well, made it into the sea today for the first time since Christmas Day and guess what ... the sea's warmed up to a balmy 5C!! After struggling into my wetsuit (ok, so I'm a wuss compared to the other swimmers who are only in their speedos!) I was seriously wondering whether I'd put on that much weight over the holiday season. But I couldn't have ... particularly with all this exercise I'm getting with the Janathon! Another swimmer very kindly suggested it was simply the suit that had shrunk due to not being worn regularly! Thanks Holly!!
Once in the suit, I then had no excuse to not go into the water! Looking rather hesitantly at the sea, which wasn't as rough as last weekend (everyone is still talking about the guy that went into the water after his dog last weekend and didn't make it out) however we decided we'd venture out! The waves were rolling in rather fiercely and we had to duck under the waves not to get tumbled in what we call 'the washing machine'. Imagine yourself in a washing machine while it's washing and spinning around, and you'll get the picture! We sometimes only just had time to catch our breath before another wave was about to hit. Stayed in for about 10 minutes more just playing than actual serious swimming!
Oh ... and I did the parkrun this morning. It's Saturday of course, so where else would I be at 9am?!? Now wait for this one ... I lopped off 30s from last week's time ... my watch was 24m58s! Not sure how that happened other than I was listening to a new AudioFuel CD which was just a shade slower in beats/minute so I decided to see if I could stretch my legs / have a longer stride length. Also, a friend happened to be out and at one point running beside me. Now, he's a fast runner so I wanted to try and keep up. To my surprise, he dropped off and I called to him to keep up and stick together as I wanted to see how long I could stick with him. Well, to my surprise I didn't see him until the end. Sorry Ant ... I can't resist boasting a bit ... me beating you at running!!! Maybe it's because he's used to being behind the camera at running events these days!
Also, to add to today's exercise total is the 6 miles there and back to swimming.
So, all in all, a very active day for me. Now it's time to catch up with some work and rest before tomorrow's big bike ride with the Brighton Explorers.