A few people read this blog. I don’t generally have comments on it. I have a much more active Facebook account. I have a semi-public job. I did not tell many people about my first marathon. I rarely even post about marathons anymore unless there is something special about them.
I had to tell someone about my lifeboat other than my wife. I told a swimmer I work with about my desire to do an Ironman, and my fear of having not swam or biked for decades.
Thankfully, she volunteered to swim with me. I’m not sure I would ever get in a pool without someone pushing me in. Swimming makes me nervous, embarrassed, and a bit fearful.
So now two people know about my new lifeboat. My spouse is nervous but supportive, and my colleague at work thinks its fantastic. Swimming starts soon.