Wow, I am horrid at this blog stuff.
So much has happened and yet nothing has.
I finished my "triple crown" and thought that well, the world would stop. D'uh. It didn't. I had a lovely day, great tides, a fab kayaker( aren't they all?) and a superb hostess and crew. I swam as hard as I could for as long as I could, and I finished. Done and dusted.
What next? I don't know. I really don't. I had visions of trying something in October but life got in the way. Now? All I really want to do is find time to swim on a regular basis, anywhere.
I also want to start to give back, and was able to do so by crewing for a friend in VT, in "Search for Mempher". A MUCH harder swim than I would ever attempt, much less finish. I learned so much watching Amanda and being on a boat with the lovely Charlotte B all day.
( Rule number one, always put sunscreen on EVERYWHERE) Number two? The French( even if they are Canadian French, really like it if you wear your bra as a bathing suit top.
Seriously, two stellar displays of fortitude, Katie B and Amanda H did sooo soo well.
Two threads have come up in the MSF site, one about the "ego swimmer" and two about DN.
If you want my thoughts on those two threads, I have made copious comments.
Recently in San Francisco Bay we had the first ever documented attack on a seal/sea lion wonderfully video taped and narrated by a really cute young boy.I think I have put the link here.
If not, just google it.
I must admit, I am having second thoughts about the Angel Island to Aquatic Park swim in two weeks but who knows.
I intend to continue doing "Intro to Bay Swim" sessions as long as there is a need for them so watch the "EVENTS " page here.
Otherwise, just keep swimming. The lovely and sadly missed Dave Parcells' advice reverberates every winter. "You're not going to like what I have to say " he said, " but ya gotta put the time in the pool".
I hope to do that.