13 hours ago
Our swims are a celebration of, and act of gratitude for, our strong capable bodies. bodies are incredible things and it’s all too easy to underestimate their capabilities and reside safely in your comfort zone but that is not how progress is made.
a 2km swim from bradford-on-avon to avoncliff yesterday, not a lot for some but quite a bit for us. it took an hour plus a little bit of faffing time at the start as we plodded around boa in our swimsuits with tow floats attached trying to get into the river (nettles everywhere!). a few raised eyebrows and smiles from the local dog walkers, we must have looked a sight 🙄. in the end we had to ask permission to enter at the rowing club and they kindly obliged.
once in, the swim was lovely. all the usual sights of nature and we successfully dodged the horse chestnut spiky ball bombs bobbing in the water! highlight for me was the tunnel created by a huge tree canopy that we swam under. all in all a great swim and a very positive experience in a long stretch of local river which lends itself so well to a bit of distance training occasionally.
thanks to @eoin.oriordan
for the mapmytracks app in a tow bag recommendation - it worked a treat! 👌🏻