Hey friends – if you hadn’t guessed already I’m at it again. I’m talking of the MS Australia 24 Hour Mega Swim which takes place next weekend. This has been one reason for my blogging silence of late. Between swim training and university assignment deadlines I feel my blog has become a little neglected. That will change post June 10 which is my last exam and then I’m taking a leave of absence for a semester.
Enough about me… back to the swim. I know I talked about doing it last year but I don’t think I expressed how important the cause is to me. In January this year some of my boarding school friends got together for a day of too much food and reminiscing. Some of us travelled far (the 3500km from Darwin) and some of not so much. We haven’t managed to be in the same place for many years so it was such a special day. I love those friendships that stand the test of time, with people who still want to be with you even though they knew you as a surly teenager. Among our friends is someone who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early twenties and the disease is taking it’s toll on her and despite this she still has that sparkle in her eye, two gorgeous kids, beautiful husband and a strong faith. I know she would not want my pity so if I can swim for 3 hours to help her then that’s not a very big sacrifice from me. The money raised from sponsorship goes to help people living with Multiple Sclerosis. If you feel anyway inclined to sponsor me you can do so on my Mega Swim page. Wish me luck!
Image via flickr – Swim Training 14 by Michael Lokner