…keeps the doctor away???
When I first got in town and everyone asked what I wanted to do, one of my main priorities was to spend some time in and around WATER!
Aside from swimming laps in the pool at my gym, I rarely get the opportunity to be around water in Arizona.
Well, my wishes have been granted because I have gone swimming just about every day since I’ve been in Austin and it has been marvelous!
Swimming at Barton Springs (my first open-water swim trial-run for the triathlon) on Wednesday
No swimming on Thursday.
Complete with putt-putt golf course and ponds
Saturday it was back to Barton Springs for my last open water swim before the triathlon – this time in full wetsuit to see how it would go. There were TONS of other swimmers there and I saw a couple in tri-suits, so they must be getting in a last training swim, too!
Then this afternoon my sister wanted to go to the pool again! Who was I to disagree? Swimming twice in one day? No biggie! Sure I had to wear my wet swim suit – it’s a small price to pay!
There are snow cone stands all over Austin, but there have never been snow cones anywhere else I’ve lived (Florida & Arizona), aside from the occasional stand at an amusement park – but they have the crap ice and crap flavors that suck. What’s up with that?
Oh, and aside from that, I also got in a nice long bike ride yesterday. I’m borrowing a bike from a friend and it is WAAAAAAY nicer than my standard bike at home. I’m getting spoiled! It will be hard to go back! I came home yesterday a complete sweaty mess, but it felt great!
Yesterday I plan to have a semi-rest day since the triathlon is on Monday. I want to do some stretching and some easy yoga, but nothing too strenuous. I’m pretty nervous about the tri. I keep hearing horror stories about how difficult it is and I’m feeling a little less prepared than I would like to be. My training was WAY less rigorous than what I’d done prior to my first half-marathon this past January and I’m just hoping that it was enough to make it through! I don’t have any time goals – I just want to finish!!!! Send me your good vibes!
Now I’ve got to jump in the shower and get ready for a blogger meet-up with Christin. Excited to see her again! Hope everyone is having a great Memorial weekend!
Are snow cones around where you live?
Any fun plans for Memorial Day?