OK, I’ve just done something crazy…
December 19, 2014
This week has been hectic (as usual), and I’ve barely had time to post. From tomorrow, I will have time to post, but won’t be able to. So what’s going on? Surgery, that’s what!
I’ve been thinking about having laser eye surgery for a long time. My sister has had it done and quite a few of my friends and colleagues, but I’ve held back as I’m nervous. Earlier this year, I read fellow runner and blogger Dawn’s account of her surgery, and it was one of many things that made me start to consider my options again. I’ve finally made the decision and am going to have LASIK tomorrow… which means that I won’t be using my computer/phone etc for a couple of weeks 🙁 It’s going to be tough, but the end result should be worth it.
In the meantime, I’ve been spending too much time online and have entered a seriously crazy event: the Scilly Swim Challenge. It’s 15k of swimming interspersed with 10k of walking (and some eating and drinking). It’s going to take some serious training, but I reckon that if I can crack it, then an Ironman might not seem so terrifying!
Update: December 2015
The laser eye surgery was a great success. There was a little bit of pain for <24 hours and since then I’ve had no problems – I can’t recommend it highly enough!
I blogged about my experience at the Scilly Swim Challenge in September 2015. It was an amazing day and really helped to build up my swimming ability and confidence.