Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Open water swimming is awesome

An opening picture of my happy place- Two of the "apostles" along the Great Ocean Road in Southern Australia. When I look back at the pictures that I took on that trip I am still amazed that I was ever at a place that beautiful.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast:

I haven't been out to my normal Tuesday night Columbia park swim for quite some time. So finally tonight I didn't have other commitments and headed out there. It's a little silly to drive 45 minutes one way just to go for a swim, but it's always worth it. And tonight was no exception. Put in a good mile out there. But before I get any further I want to give a little shout out to IronTriSteve:

Thank you for saving me from the Canadian border patrol.

See, I have a swimming disability. It is the inability to swim in a strait line when sighting into the sun. I've blogged about this in the past. Well tonight on our last pass into the current I managed to line myself up directly into the waves and strait north. For quite awhile. By the time I heard Steve whistling for me the people on shore looked like peas. So thanks for keeping me out of harms way! I was just trying to get in extra yardage.... yeah that's it!

That's the last pool yardage I'll have this week because I am going to go on rounds with my boss Wed-Fri mornings. But I promise I'll get back to Master's practice next week :)

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week. Enjoy this absolutely beautiful Cleveland weather. It won't last long ;)


Wes said...

That is a nice pic, and a nice swim too. I'm sure the CBP would of liked to have a tri visit them and spice up their day!

E-Speed said...

maybe thats what we should do next swim, all the way to Canada!

qcmier said...

Nice pic. I can't wait to go back to explore more of Australia.

Papa Louie said...

I'm with you... getting that extra yardage in. I remember swimming there and having the same problem swimming into the sun. Ouch, that would hurt.