This morning I came up with this Saturday's plan. This afternoon I got off work and went to the GSL Marina. It was rainy all day and very overcast and breezy. When I got to the marina I stopped at the restrooms to change, but after a few seconds observing the flags blowing aggressively and the wind chill I started to second guess my resolve. I looked down at the boat ramp and saw several vehicles. Wasn't sure if anyone was planning on joining me so I drove down.
Sure enough Jim's truck was there and he wasn't in the cab. I drove to the ramp and there he was swimming in. I quickly changed in my car and started to run down the ramp, just as he was getting out. I was so grateful he came because I seriously would have turned around and went home. Which would have been a HUGE mistake cause the water felt just fine. I wasn't cold and swam four laps to the marina exit and back. It was really choppy once I got to the marina opening, but relatively smooth inside the marina. I was thinking about the ice mile and how it might be 15 degrees cooler.
Total 1 mile in 25:58 Water temp was 56.4 degrees F. Can't allow myself to get psyched out like that and chicken out!