So , today I reached the 7 miles total. I had a swim at a pool near where I was staying ,in Stafford . I was welcomed by the regular swimmers who happily allowed me to join in their session. I love the fact that Swimming brought 2 strangers into my life for the hour . It has happened a great deal throughout my life, swimming gives you a common ground to begin a conversation or share a workout.I certainly worked harder today than I would have done on my own. My abs are well aware of the workout now ,too !!