Tuesday, July 12, 2011

6:09 a.m. at the Rez

An ominous front blew in this morning for swim practice.

'Days like this are what separate the Swimmers from the Triathletes' is what one Swimmer said.  She does not use a wetsuit.  Those are for us panty waisted triathletes.

I do use a wetsuit.  With cool pink racing stripes.  Last Thursday I wore a pink and blue striped swim cap and a guy complimented me on my fashion sense.  That almost never happens.

I even wore swim socks today and still had to run the heater in the car on the way home.  Who runs their car heater in mid July?  Didn't warm up until about 15 minutes into my run with Lola.  Had actual goosebumps while I was running.

Some ducks decided to join our workout.  They're real Swimmers as well, they don't need no stinkin' wetsuit.  Or swim socks.  But I think they were jealous of my cool pink racing stripes.

The water temp. was warm, probably in the mid to upper 70's but there was a wind so the air temp. was what made me cold.  It also put a little hop in the water.  Not enough to be a big problem but just enough to slow me down a bit.  Was still a beautiful morning though, one of my favorite things about summer is these early morning swims.  Such a special blend of time and place.


  1. I love the last picture. Just beautiful!! Not that your wetsuit isnt beautiful too. LOL

  2. VERY pretty place to swim! And I'm all in favor of the wetsuit, whether that makes me a wimp or not!

  3. Wow, you look super fit! And I do like the hot pink racing stripes. And the ducks.