Not really getting paid in cash, or gum. But swim gear.
I should have entered USMS' Go The Distance last year! This year it sure has paid off! I got a really cool mesh bag a few months back, and last week I had a brand new Nike Jammer shipped to me. I am excited for when I hit my goal of 1000 Miles, and I'll get a $100 gift certificate to All American Swim Supply.
If you swim a bunch and haven't entered Go The Distance, it is definitely worth it.
This morning I met Greg at the GSL Marina at 6:45pm. We started out heading to the eastern buoy. The colors of the clouds on the eastern horizon as the sun came up were breathtaking! I should have stowed my camera in my SSD with my drink! Swam down to Black Rock and then back. Greg has never been to Black Rock, so when I told him that I was going there he thought it was the rocks near the marina opening, so when I got back I saw him hanging out at the green buoy by the marina lookout. Next time I'll take him directly to Black Rock so he knows what I'm talking about. I could have sworn we've been out there before together.
Total distance according to GPS: 3.23 miles
Had some good conversation with Greg before and after the swim. He's going to swim 3 x 10 K's in the Mediterranean next year.
My tongue is finally revolting after three days in a row swimming in the GSL. It isn't really that bad, just some rawness going on. I think I'll swim Saturday in a pool and give it a break. Here's a fun picture of my tongue using Cam Wow (which exaggerates things a little) :)
Tomorrow morning I'm meeting a bunch of GSL Friends out at Black Rock for a garbage cleanup service project. I can't wait to meet them.