Yeah, I am pretty lucky. I got my friend Beth to paddle with me for my swim across Wyman Lake. This is my 3rd time across this year, and the water just keeps getting warmer. I think we must be around 56-58 degrees now? Not sure.
Check out my swim spot the other night:
Take a look upstream, it was bliss. That point is part of a triangle course I made up.
As you can tell, I really love open water swimming.
I love that I am getting stronger swimming now after not swimming for most of the winter. I am more comfortable in open water than a pool, which may sound strange, but I feel so confined in a pool. Training is going well and I plan on bike hill repeats tonight, swimming and biking for the next 3 days and then evaluate my schedule and maybe try a run since I have the Pirate Triathlon in just over a week.
Speaking of my next race, the Pirate Triathlon is fast approaching! I am psyched, this was the first triathlon I ever did, and I am meeting my buddy Molly this weekend to do some open water swimming and to check out the bike course. This will be her first open water triathlon, she is a strong swimmer and is going to be just fine once I show her a few open water sighting things (what little I know).
I can’t believe it has been a year since I became an addict. I am sure I will bust my old swim and bike numbers to pieces, but I am not so sure about that running thing since I haven’t set foot to pavement in a few weeks.
Speaking of the Pirate Triathlon, thank you all so much for your support of my fundraiser – we are only $400 short of our goal to send a family to Camp Sunshine, thanks largely to your support. There is still time to donate and be eligible for some awesome prizes (Brooks Sneakers! White Water Rafting Trip! LL Bean Gift Certificate!) If you are interested, the donation page is HERE.
I went to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play last night. I really love Fenway Park, we had amazing seats, 4 rows up from the field along the 3rd base line. I forgot my camera, I am so mad! But we were basically here (I stole this off of the internet, we were more toward left field, but that close to the field!):
I think I came close to drinking my body weight in beer (even at $8 a pop) and led the Sweet Caroline singing in my section in the 8th inning. I made John proud. I guess he had a long drive home, I slept the whole way.
Good luck to all who are racing this weekend! If you get a chance, stop by their blogs and send along some good mojo!
- Jon and Regina are both in the Mooseman HIM this weekend! You guys are both going to do awesome!
- Amanda is running Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2 Marathon on Saturday – go get them Amanda!
- Laura B is running Race for The Land 1/2 Marathon on Saturday as well! WOOT! Best of luck to you Laura!
- Tri-James is racing in the Heat Wave triathlon this weekend. Swim, bike and run hard!
And to anyone else who is racing this weekend that I didn’t mention – best of luck!