This is Curracloe strand in Co. Wexford, Ireland and the location of an annual charity swim on St. Stephen’s Day (December 26).
The reason I’m telling you this is because my brother and I have signed up to do it this year. Usually, we go just to watch and show our support for a very worthy cause, the Wexford Hospice. It can even be pretty cold cheering from the side-line, dressed in layers of our best thermal-wear. This year, I’ll be wearing a bikini. A small one. The same one I wear regularly on the beach in Abu Dhabi.
I have mentioned before that I live in one of the hottest climates in the world- to which my general body temperature adjusted a little too happily. I feel cold now when the temperature drops anywhere close to 20°C. I can’t even imagine what the Irish sea will feel like in December.
It is going to be tough. But wait, who was that person who said the best things in life are also the easiest? No one. People don’t say that because it’s totally not true. This is not going to be easy. No siree. But, will it be totally and completely worth it? Of course it will. I’m pep-talking myself now. Feel free to pep-talk me too. Or, if you happen to be in the area, come along in a month’s time to take on my usual gig as cheerleader.
P.s. This is part of my Day Zero List. I’d love to know how you’re doing with yours?