You may remember that a couple of months ago, I went swimming in the ocean with my friend from our ward. On Saturday, we went out again! Also, I guess this is as good a time as any to tell you it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to complete my final New Years Resolution of doing a triathalon. Remember how right before the one I planned to do in April I injured my achilles tendon really badly? Well, I'd planned to do one in October, but when we went to sign up for it about a month in advance, it was already full! So this might just have to be a carry-over NYR for 2013.
Anyway, last time was my first time ever doing an open water swim, so we stopped pretty frequently so Myka could give me some pointers, and just because I was a little nervous. This time I felt a lot more confident (although the water was horribly cold at first! It was actually raining as we were driving to the beach, and I kept thinking "WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?? I got used to the cold water fast though, and it felt great while we were swimming). Because I felt like I knew what I was doing a little more, we swam for a lot longer, and with way fewer breaks.
Before the swim:
Glenn and Violet played on the beach and the pier while we swam:
Check out the size of this bird next to Violet!