Saturday, 3 August 2013

Greetings from Camp Bestival

Yes I am having a wonderful time (I'm assuming - writing this before I go - hopefully I haven't just jinxed it). Thank you for asking. It is so nice that you care. I hope that you're having a great weekend too? (feel free to comment below)

I have been talking about swimming the channel for... well most of my life really but I have been talking about it as though it is actually going to happen for the last 3-4 weeks. In that time, I have talked, researched and set up this blog to talk some more but I haven't actually done a great deal towards making it happen and nothing in terms of exercise. 

The thing is that it is really hard to fit exercise into my current schedule - of sleeping, eating and watching bad tv - haha (at least I make myself laugh). I don't know if I'm lazy by nature? I did a lot of sport as a child. I played a lot of football and swam a lot from the age of 7 including swimming 5 times a week from the age of around 10-14 years of age (maybe me swimming the channel makes more sense knowing that?) I also liked to play tennis, golf, badminton and pretty much any and every sport I could. But I've done very little exercise since. The last regular exercise I did was when I was a postman for 9 months - 4 years ago - when I would get three and a half hours of exercise - walking and cycling - a day, six days a week. I don't know. Maybe I've used up all my energy or at least all of my enthusiasm for being active? 

The truth is. Like anything with me, I'm just really lazy until I get into something. Once I get into a routine of regular exercise I will start to enjoy it, really get into it and quite probably get a little obsessed with it. It's just the getting started that's difficult. I also always leave everything to the last minute! That's just me. I've tried to change that about myself so many times but I can't. It's completely impossible. But I know that I can't leave this to the last minute. Not this. If I'm going to be in the right shape to do this next summer, I need to start training & I need to start now! Well on Tuesday when I'm back from Camp Bestival (when there will be another happy distraction).


  1. “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”

    Madame Marie du Deffand