Today is Memorial Day… everyone is still in bed around here and I am at work, the joys of retail! Not to bad though, I get off at 4:30 and am going to do a run before I head to a bbq with some friends.
Over the weekend, I did my first open water swim. I was expecting it to be FREEZING and it was cold, but honestly, not as bad as I thought it would be. Also the DARKNESS of looking down was there, but also not too bad. But the whole experience was still a little scary.
Why? Because although my swimming is getting better everyday, I still wouldn’t say I am anywhere near a strong swimmer and it is pretty unsettling looking back at the shore and realize you are far away from it.
Now I didn’t go to far out – maybe 150 yards or so. Then I just kind of floated. Because I seriously was super terrified and not being able to put my feet on ground was unsettling… so I floated and tried to become use to just existing in the water and not panicking. Bringing my heart rate down and just being.
The others in my crew swam about 1 mile and for most of that I was just floating.. Lol.. 🙂 Then when they were ready, we swam into shore. So that makes it probably only around 300 yards for me in 30 minutes. Lol. BUT it was good for me to just deal with it for a day and let myself get acclimated. Next weekend I am going to try again…
Most of my peeps will be out of town at the Whistler Half Marathon in Canada – but the hubby said he is willing to come out and sit on short to make sure I don’t die – to get use to it a little more. Only 2 weekends left until my triathlon.
We didn’t take any pics out at the lake, but my co-worker and I were goofing around while I was trying on my wetsuit… SO… although it embarrasses me to show you this… I won’t hold back Lol
Have fun today!