Saturday, May 31, 2008

Crawfish Anyone?

Well - it's late and well beyond my bedtime.

You see, tomorrow morning my new cell phone alarm (a very thankfully not-so-annoying ring chime) is going off at 3:00am.

Yup, you read that correctly: 3 in the morning.

For all you British folks, that's 9 GMT, right? At least I think I have my calculations correct, although my math skills are not to be trusted.

That's why I did history is college. Again, another story. For another time.

Nope, tomorrow, I'm leaving Penacola and heading west towards the little town of Bush, Louisiana. Never heard of it? That's okay - neither have I. If you're ever heading West on I-10 from Lower Alabama, hang a right when you get to Lake Panchotrain (horrible spelling, I know), and you'll eventually run into Bush.

Well, after going through a maze of back country roads.

But tommorow morning, I'll be RUNNING into the water for my very first open water swim race. Actually, I've got a few going on. The first is an 800 meter "help a youth" swim, where I'll get to accompany one of many young girls (ages 8-16) as they embark on their first open water experience.

I guess that wouldn't be a good time to bring up alligators. Or snaks. Or bull sharks.


Well - I wish I could say I would sacrifice myself for the safety of the little kiddo that I'll be swimming with. But if I feel anything fishy or suspicious nip at my toes, well - suffice to say I've been working on my upper body strength (note: the hand crank picture in my finally-updated photo of the week), and I have no qualms about placating said mysterious water creature with a tasty 10-year-old snack.

Just kidding.

Sort of.

But I am excited about helping younger kids swim in open water. What a great opportunity!

Next up will be the Masters 1600 meter swim. Only a mile - I know. Not like the 3 mile bridge swim that I spectated last weekend - but still open water. And that makes me happy, to say the least.

I think the most difficult part about the "race" will be exiting the water. I'll be in search of my bike... or perhaps I'll just keep running and running and running.

So tommorow, if you happen to be in Bush, LA and see a blond woman, wearing a black bathing suit and sporting an extendo crack on her lower back, rest assured she's perfectly "normal". Just in search of two of her other sports. Honk nad wave and she'll grin right back atcha.

Very exciting day on tap. And as the time is now a bit after 10 and I'm supposed to wake up at 3 - well, YOU do the math. It makes me tired just thinking about it.

Congrats to all who raced today. Next up: tomorrow!


Mel said...

I am tearing up here..I am so excited to see you come so far..I can hear the excitment in your posts..knowing you are ALMOST THERE are working your butt off and not giving up the the way you look GREAT in the new photo on right look LEAN :) Keep going and have fun in your swim with the kiddies and go run with a smile :)

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