Wednesday, 21 March 2012
During the last week or so, the weather in London has been absolutely gorgeous. It's warm and sunny and it makes you wonder how we could put up with winter for so long! I swim in the open air pool in London Fields, all year round (the water is heated). During the winter it takes quite a bit of convincing, I have long discussions with myself trying to find excuses not to go but mostly I end up going - 30mins before it closes... With this weather I really look forward to it; the walk from the showers to the pool is actually a pleasure, rather than a form of torture, and you don't feel like your ears and hair will freeze every time your head goes above the water. The last 200 meters I do back stroke and somehow swimming outside in the middle of Hackney, staring at a blue sky, breathing crisp air and listening to the water, really puts things in perspective for me.