Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Ocean or Washing Machine?!?!?!
Of course I rarely just sit on the beach. It's not so much my thing. But a run on the beach was the perfect start to this beautiful day! I'm experiencing this annoying, increasing strong shin pain. It's not sitting well with me, especially seeing as though the first race of the year is a few days away. Oh well, it is what it is and this isn't something new for me. I can deal (and smile while I'm at it)!
Sunday's race is flat but incredibly challenging. The swim starts on the Navy Seals training beach, and features a traditional beach start- heading straight for the high surf. I'm hoping the past 2 ocean swims will come in handy in getting out through the break.
It seemed like the perfect day for an ocean swim. Sadly, we didn't take into account the wind and ridiculously choppy water. However, the new wetsuit kept me happy as-can-be out there. My stroke felt so much stronger and longer. My lats felt like they could engage better, and in return I think I moved faster. Test #1 comes Sunday!
At one point I could have sworn I saw a whale's water spout! Ok Caroline, that was a scuba diver. Keep swimming!
Even amidst the surf and chop, we took in the beauty of the moment. I so wish the sun was going to stay around for the weekend. I don't think we'll be so lucky. Sun or clouds; shin pain or not; surf or flat seas; I'm ready to play!!!
Goodnight from beautiful sunny San Diego.