I feel a little bit like Alice in Wonderland. 

For the last 9 days I've been waiting. Waiting for something to happen. Tapering my swim workouts, resting and eating in anticipation of that "thing" to happen. 


Today that "thing" has begun. The White Rabbit just ran past me, oblivious to my presence, checking his watch as he continued through the forest. 

As I run behind him I know I'm on the verge of an unknown adventure. It's daunting. It's scary. But it's also very very exciting. Down the rabbit hole we go… 

I'm now standing in the hallway outside a locked door. I peer through the window of the door and see an enormous, beautiful lake. A 22 mile long lake. 

A little sign hangs from the door. 

"SWIM ME" it says…