Woke up at 0400 and headed to JN. Met up with Lisa. It was good to be able to swim with her again. I am glad she is healed. I have not slept well or felt that great since getting back from NC. Last night was no exception. I kept waking up and forcing myself back to sleep. As I was standing in the water chatting with Lisa, all I could think about was how tired I was and how neither my body nor my mind was awake. I hoped it would change once I got going. It did not.
We decided to go to the dam. When I was at 2000 yards, I took a feed and could not see Lisa at all. I swam more to the dam and looked around awhile. Still nothing. I took my ear plugs out and yelled for her. She was near the dam but I could not see her. At least she was alive. I was starting to freak out. It was not even 0600 and there was light boat traffic. It is a state holiday in Utah so people started to flood the reservoir early.
We met up and once I knew she was alive and well, we headed west. Once at the dead end, we went north. Along this route are submerged trees. We avoided most of them but I did get poked from some we missed. Lisa was slowing down to swim with me but I was all over the place.
Once we hit the buoy line, I took a food feed and started swimming again. It did nothing. My energy was spent and this was not a chore. I just wanted to quit. I was swimming slower and slower and we still had a mile left.
I slowly....SLOWLY got the last mile done and we finished at the boat ramp. I was glad to be done. I felt terrible.
When I got home, I went straight to bed and actually got a decent sleep. I woke up around noon. I still feel tired and weak as I type this but I plan on taking it easy today and going to bed as son as possible.
Thanks Lisa for the support and thanks for helping me today. I needed it.
4 miles OW