So far so good on the challenge - I ran on days 1 and 3, walked on day 2, so today was time for something new - after all, one of the aims of the challenge is to do exercise you wouldn't normally do.
So - I was up early (for school holidays) and leaving the family to find their own breakfasts I headed out to the pool.
Now, I'm no more a natural swimmer than I am a natural runner, and inevitably one has to expose one's body (or rather bulges) more at the pool so this wasn't without a little trepidation. However, I'm pleased to report that I have survived the experience and may even repeat it. I managed an extremely slow 22 lengths (550m) in 30 minutes. I don't know what I expected but that is at least a starting point. As instructed I have logged it at 5K on the 5x50 website.
I did notice that 1) thanks to running my legs felt quite strong and 2) I could keep going pretty well and didn't have to stop at the ends of lengths for more than a second or two. However, I think my technique could use some help and I might even investigate lessons. What one earth have I turned into in the past 6 months? Some kind of exercise addict!
Good luck team with the challenge today - has anyone else tried something new yet?