Well – it is slowly coming to reality.
Today is the 31st of October and officially the ballot for the swim opened this morning and I put my application in to the ballot.
Now on to the next step – getting a wet suit and starting to swim in Open water.
It was a bit scare at first before I put the application in – I kind of hesitated – but then got over myself and moved to apply. A part of me is secretly hoping that I won’t get in – I guess that’s the fear part hiding. And step by step I will overcome the fear and get going to the swim.
Last week I decided to start swimming in the slow lane until I’m strong enough to keep up with the faster lane guys. It was quite amusing coming over to their lane – they said well we need a leader and were also wondering if I was crazy coming over. But no I persisted because I felt that rather than slowing down the other guys – I’ll train up to be quicker and move back to that lane soon enough.