A common question that I’ve been getting lately is “What’s next?” This happens to be a very tough question to answer as I’m still reveling in the fact that I just successfully swam the English Channel. However, inevitably I started asking myself the same question, so here is what I have planned. For the next month, I will be working on rehabilitating my shoulder. This means that I will have to take time off swimming or at least using my arms while swimming…lots of kicking sets. Ugh even thinking about that makes me cringe as I’m a terrible kicker. Then I will hopefully be able to register for the Manhattan Island swim. This is a 28.5 mile race in July. They allow 25 swimmers, 7 relays, and 6 corporate relays. Registration opens on December 1st. The other 2 swims for next season will be the Pennock Island Challenge and the Boston Light Marathon. All of this depends on costs and whether I have the vacation time.
Oh I almost forgot I promised some of my good friends that I would participate in their sport of choice…running. I think they caught me at a weak moment when I was delirious with hypothermia because I promised I would run in a 5K with them. Now I know to most people a 5K run isn’t really that far, but for someone who doesn’t even run when chased…this might as well be a marathon. For some reason I think that this could be as challenging as training for the Channel. I can mentally swim through the pain barrier, but with running it isn’t the same. I would rather stop than continue running. These updates of my run training could be even more entertaining than my swim training.
PS. Still working on the photos from the swim.Tags: Health, Running