Saturday, May 10, 2014

Somewhere Under The Rainbow

Yesterday's swim finished with a 1/2 mile leg into the wind, which meant waves slapping in the face the whole way back.  I still can't understand why "water boarding" is considered torture.  The finish point was framed with a beautiful rainbow, as the rain was stopping and the sun rising.  My partner said that was the first time in 19 years he had seen a rainbow marking the finish.

I swam 2.6 miles each morning before work from Monday through Friday.  Tuesday we were treated to the sight of a bald eagle trying to steal a baby gosling while the Canadian goose family was swimming in the lake.  It is good to see someone willing to take action against all the illegal immigrants.

Wednesday and Thursday featured winds coming from the south west, which created diagonal waves across the lake that reflected off the shore into other diagonal waves moving in an opposite direction.  This creates the most annoying effect as the waves splash irregularly on the head and the body is bounced around in a strange manner.  Today we had a three hour swim in the morning, which covered 9,300 yards, or 5.3 miles.  The total for the week is 18.3 miles of swimming.  The Tahoe swim - if I choose to do it - is still a few months off.  The 5.3 mile swim today is close to a quarter of the Tahoe crossing distance.  This left me pretty tired.

Regarding the diet, I am down three more pounds.  This isn't as much as I like, but considering that my mother-in-law was here for the week, that is extraordinarily good.


Rummuser said...

We can sure use that bald eagle on our patch of green too!

Max Coutinho said...

Hey Looney,

"It is good to see someone willing to take action against all the illegal immigrants."

LOL LOL that was a good one.

3 pounds off? Not bad. Keep it up (but try not to collapse) :D

I am a huge fan of your sense of humour and this post has plenty of messages, good ones.