So, it's one week until my triathlon.
(speaking of, any Phoenix area people want to meet up for a meal?)
Today I had an open water swim.
The original plan was to head up to Solvang for a viking festival, and hit the lake by Santa Barbara on the way home. But, life doesn't always go according to plan.
Last night the folks across the street threw a party. I can only assume it was a party for deaf ravers, based on the music volume and selection. We got them to turn down the music around 1:30am, which put a cramp on our "get up at the crack of dawn and drive north plans." Good thing I discovered a kick ass looking swimming lake last weekend.
It wasn't as long as it could have been, but I did a handful of laps back and forth to get in 20 minutes. I only thought I was going to get eaten by swamp monsters a few times. And apparently majorly fogged up goggles are not good when you're in open water. Stroke, stroke, stroke JESUS FUCK WHAT DID I JUST TOUCH. Oh, lily pads. Okay then.
The water was cold, but nice. Refreshing is the polite way to put it, I think. My husband sat on the bank and played on his phone, yelling out time at 5 minute increments when I lifted my head up to sight.
On the way back to the car I saw deer!
It was a good change of plans. I got to confirm local lake swimming (sort of across the street from my brother's house, too). I have many plans to return with brothers and picnic supplied in tow. Many boulders to climb, too.
Plus, it's pretty out there.
IN family news, the cat is slowly adjusting, but she only ventures out when we lock the dog in the back yard.
And the dog?
Small dog costumes are HILARIOUS. Oh, the torture that will be unleashed on this dog between now and Halloween.
Do you have access to river/lake swimming near you?
How do you feel about putting pets in costumes?