|It looks very inviting, but is the temperature going to make|
me wish I just stayed in the warm car?
Chad drove up and we all discussed our concerns about getting in. None of us have maintained any kind of cold water acclimatization since New Years. I was especially worried since shedding 50 pounds of fat. Goody took a temp and it read 53.
After watching Sue, Goody and Chad get their feet wet and hearing and seeing their reaction to the cold I started to get really nervous. They hung out at waist level for a while and I did my normal routine of just wading in, and keeping my momentum going forward instead of stopping to soak in the cold a little at a time. I quickly got to swimming. My goal was to do two laps. When I got to the turn around point, I noticed they were all hanging out at the ramp still, and talking. They waved and I waved back and swam back.
|First SLOW swim of the year. Goody, Sue, Chad|
and Gords (photographer)
I'm definitely going weekly now. It's to the point where I can deal with this and increase my exposure pretty quickly I think. Next week, I'm going for a mile.
Total: 800 yards in 12:10