I wanted to do it to have a goal. I've let the training slip a little bit, I've coasted. Mostly because of time. Time to step things up.
Also, when I did swimming properly, I trained for shorter distances. I'm interested in how my body reacts to swimming really long distances.
And...I have a baby boy, that takes time, good to focus on one thing that will make me happy. Something for me (why can't I be an amateur film critic, would be so much easier no?)
In this case, it's not just the length, it's the cold, the currents and the waves. Luckily, I'll be in Cornwall at least twice this year, one visit will be the week before.
I'm aiming to do under 25 minutes (it's a mile). Not earth shattering, but not easy either.
I'll be resurrecting Tired is Stupid, but naturally some bits and bots will seep into this space.