I’ve just got home after 24hours in cars, buses and planes-not the way I’d planned on coming back to Europe!
Having got so close to starting this project it’s really heart breaking to be facing another delayed year of training, thinking of nothing else 24hours a day, scrimping and saving and sleeping on friends floors/in their spare rooms (it’s not all glamour!) but these expeditions are meant to be difficult. It’s the difficulty that makes it worthwhile.
On a couple of other notes I’ve had a few questions in.
Donating to the Charity
You can still donate to Wildhearts (http://www.wildheartsinaction.org/), the Foundations’s chosen charity for the swim leg of the expedition, by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the home page marked “Donate to the Charity”. This will take you through to our donation page on their site or simply by clicking here.
All money donated here goes to the charity and not to the expedition.
Wildhearts do phenomenal work in 22 countries across five continents and are changing the lives of thousands through innovative micro finance work-more details here.
Giving to the Expedition
You can still do this via Paypal by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the home page marked “Donate to the Expedition”. All money that given here will be used to fund the expedition.
Bike and Run first or Swim next year?
The pro’s of starting the bike and the run this year are that it’d be great be actually out on the expedition using all my efforts to get to the finish line whereas last year all my efforts were focussed on getting to the start line! The down side is that I’ll not have done any swimming training when I start the swim and will have lost all the bulk that currently keeps me warm.
The pro’s of delaying and swimming next year are the fact that I can train all this year, turn up in shape and with all the experience of this year assemble a boat and crew ready for the task at hand. The downside is I wont get started until April next year and will have to train and fundrise all this year.
Tough call, and one that I’m not going to make until I’ve had Sunday Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding at least twice!