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Its not often you will find me sat down. 14 August 2020
Generally that’s the time I go to sleep however on the rare occasion that I do find myself seated I like to indulge in another passion of mine which is books.
He had ants in my pants!!! Literally could be my Epitaph. 6 August 2020
I struggle to keep still for two minutes. To be in the moment I find really tricky.
Moving through lockdown 13 July 2020
Whatever the choice I make, it’s moving and that’s the most important thing.
Happy Sobriety Birthday to me! 26 June 2020
Just like the Queen of England I am lucky enough to have 2 birthdays and today I am proud to celebrate my 6th year in recovery.
My life can be dictated to by time and tides. 19 June 2020
The ever changing cycle of an Ocean Swimmer. A Coach of the Open Water. A Teacher in the sea. .
To hang around is to miss out. To delay, procrastinate, think about it or pause. It’s gone. It won’t wait. Not even for me.
World Ocean Day 15 June 2020
Before I even came into recovery I had a feeling. An inkling that I was different out there. Something I just couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
Struggling with the past. Wrestling with the future. 11 June 2020
The insanity of that first drink. That first drug. That initial reaction. No control. The obsession.
6 years ago I was bonkers. 22 May 2020
6 years ago I was stark raving mad. I was not well. I was extremely poorly. I was a very sick boy.
My illness of alcoholism is a tricky one. My struggle with addiction a curse. 18 May 2020
Putting down the drink was just a start. Cutting out the drugs only the beginning.
Open Water Swimming is a fun sport 30 April 2020
Swimming Outdoors can be hilarious in fact. No competitions just floating. No times to beat. Just dipping. No distances to reach no medals to win.
It’s ok… I’ve gotcha! 27 April 2020
Trust. A Massive part in being a coach, a Teacher. A beacon of light in this sometimes gloomy world. A mentor. A big part of being a friend. A monumental piece of being a good human.
Social and emotional boundaries can be swam away 19 March 2020
80% of the gang are ladies. They are my mums of the open water. They care and we share. I care and they share back.
My cold water swim 5 February 2020
We knew where this may take me and we prepared for it.
Just sat reflecting on my swim Friday. 28 January 2020
Before I got in the water and leading up to that swim I was rubbish. No confidence in myself, my abilities, my body and mind. Everything, everything was at an all time low. I could have just sacked it all off and called it a day.