Has this ever happened to you?

I came to work this morning, and I forgot my shoes. I got half way and realized I was wearing my flip-flops. I could probably get away with it, but I called the OI Girl and she’s bring me my shoes. Not that I really need them.

Here’s a not-too pretty pic someone just emailed me of me after the mile swim. I look exhaustificated! (because I was)!

The 30 minute mile

The swim went well today. I did it the other day in 36 minutes, Then this morning I did the half mile, just to get loosened up, and it took 16 minutes. I figured that if I can do the half in 16 minutes I can do the mile in 32, and if I can do the mile in 32 minutes, I can do it in 30.
My time was 29 mins and 17 seconds, and I came in 110th out of 546 swimmers.
It was pretty rough, wave-wise, but the current helped us all. I had some foot cramps about half way and a couple of bad calf cramps about 3 quarters of the way through, but I just kept swimming.
It was good.
I didn’t win any random prizes though

Oh yeah, PS, it was nice and sunny too!

Tomorow’s the day!

(Pic stolen from the Flowers Sea Swim website)

Today is Friday, tomorrow is the Mile Swim. The weather is still nasty. It will take a lot to make them cancel it, but I like swimming in the sun. I haven’t swam since day before day before yesterday.
OH well.


Again, my transmission started slipping, again I took it to the shop, again they told me I needed a new transmission. Again, I didn’t believe them. I took it to another shop for a second opinion and they found the filter practically clogged and fixed it for less than a 10th of what the first shop told me it would cost.

I now have a new auto repair place.


Yesterday, because my car is still in the shop, I rode my bike to work.
After work, I rode home, and then walked across the street to the beach for my swim. I swam 1.2 miles. the water was roughish, with big rolling waves, not breaking. I swam from Cemetery Beach to the West Bay dock and back. It was cloudy and nasty, until I turned around and started heading back, by the time I got back to Cemetery Beach, it as sunny and nice and everyone had gone home. I had the whole place to myself! It was nice!
Then it rained super duper hard last night and it’s all cloudy again today. I rode my bike again today because they still don’t know what’s wrong with my car. The transmission is slipping, but they haven’t yet found out why.

Back at the grind

It’s Monday, I’m at work, I had forgotten my keys (I didn’t need them to ride my bike) and when I got here I was locked out. So I called the OI Girl and she brought them. But I had already picked the lock on my door.

Today it is cloudy, with high clouds like it won’t rain. Remember in school, when it was all cloudy and it seemed weird because when you got to school because the classroom lights were on and it seemed dark outside? That’s the kind of day it is today.
I had a great weekend, I went to the beach both days and got some serious rays, I went diving yesterday and didn’t want to come up. I could have stayed down there all day.

Here’s some pics from yesterday:

The OI Girl and Tarpon, the tarpon are about 3 or 4 feet long 

Red Rope Sponge 

Cayman Catboat