Those of us who follow the marathon swimming sport know that on September 6th, 2013, Sarah Thomas stepped into the choppy waters of Lake Memphremagog in Magog, QC. Thirty hours later, she stepped back out of the water at the same location, having swum 50 miles total to complete a double-crossing of the lake.
I know this Lake, I thought to myself. I know these waters. I know all the roads that lead me to it. I know these towns. I know this place. This is where I became a swimmer. This is where I will go farther than I’ve ever gone before. This is home.
This is home.
Newport, VT to Magog, QC. 25 miles. A dozen or more friends and family to see me off into the night. Midnight. And a darkness I faced with no fear or hesitation. I have David and Natalie, after all. I have them. I won’t be alone. I’ve never been alone.
Here we are in the home stretch of preparation for 25 mile swim and epic adventure: In Search of Memphre!
We have managed to make piles of stuff… multiple times.
Then! We managed to paint approximately 7.5 toes, not all of which are on the same person.
If you want to follow our progress, starting at midnight try out these links:
I’m going to try to sleep more, now. It looks like the weather will be grand, I’ve got the very best crew, and I feel strong and confident that I can make it across that Lake. Thanks to everyone worldwide for all your support and encouragement!