I did it. The last swim of summer 2016. Today. At 4:30pm. With an air temperature of 57 degrees, in the rain. And it was - glorious.
I did it. Simply because I could. Because my day and my work blessed me with the time to do it. Because my body got me there. Because I life where I live. Because - for about a million reasons.
As I told a few people - it's just a thing. A "gotta swim every day in September up to the 30th" thing.
Which is really pretty silly, when it comes right down to it. Nobody is making me. And I'm NOT doing it for the glory. So no congratulations necessary or even wanted.
I did it, to be redundant, simply because I could. To celebrate life. Did it for the ones in my life who are battling cancer. For the ones who are mourning loss. For those who simply - can't.
Which now makes it sound way too self serving and that is NOT my intention at all.
Every time I dive in, I am grateful that I can. Because from one day to the next, one never knows what awaits. So today, I just... did it.
And if the sun shines warm one day next week, well, hopefully I'll do it - again. And I will be very, very, very, very, very, very grateful. Again. Or should I say - still?