Wed and Thur of this week = Family time on the beach then when I went to go swimming the weather turned against me. Family time was more important anyway.
Friday - Drove from NC to MD. Traffic was bad and we missed a turn for our Garmin GPS so it punished us by making us drive through downtown DC at 1630 on a Friday. It even took us through DuPont Circle. Okay, for those that don't know what this means. Downtown DC on any day is NUTS. On a Friday at 1630 it is the worst in the country!!! DuPont circle is THE 6th circle of Hell Dante was referencing. Our 6 hour trip took us nearly 10 hours instead...not happy. I was tired from all of the travel and more traveling was just a sleep away!
Saturday - Up early and to the BWI airport. The plane and airports weren't really all bad. We all got back around 1100 and I quickly unpacked. I was tired and CRANKY from the 2 days of travel. Plane travel wipes most people out to some degree but add 10 hours of driving from the previous day on top of it and it's just exhausting.
I was already too late to have gone with the group for the Tour of Lakes here. I was actually thinking about it most of the plane ride home. I was hoping they were doing well and having fun. Travel plans had me coming back on this day instead of Friday.
I looked at where they would be and called Josh. He called back when I was already on the road. I needed a break and since I didn't get to swim the past few days, I wanted to have some fun in the water.
I met up with the group at Rockport. Swam exactly 1 mile.
Next stop was Jordanelle - 1.02 miles
Deer Creek - 1.18
Utah Lake - 1.04
|Group walking to Deer Creek lake. We look like the weirdest and wimpiest "gang" as we came down together.|
|Just the bottom lakes for me!|
|All of us at end|
The whole Tour of Lakes was 8 lakes and 1 mile each so you get 8 miles broken up.
I got 4 lakes and over 4 miles.
2 things stood out.
1) This was FUN!!!! I had a great time swimming with everyone and meeting for dinner afterwards.
2) Breaking up your swim by a mile at a time gets really tiring! I only could make the last 4 and it kicked my butt. I can't imagine how tired the others were that did all 8. Granted the only others that did a full mile of each were Gordon, Josh, and Joelle. Others swam for 1/2 hour total each. It's still REALLY impressive what they did.
I went to bed and was asleep really fast. The farthest I have swam this year was 4 miles in one shot. This was 4 miles but was MUCH harder to do. Next year they are thinking about doing 10 since they were so far ahead of schedule.
Looks like a great idea! I'll be in much better shape and hopefully we'll need 2 big vans for the number of people that will want to join us!