Monday, September 1, 2008

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

I swam it today. 2.2 miles. I did in in 2003, when they pulled about 600 people or so out of the water. It took my 2 hours and 2 minutes, and I was tired, to say the least. So I thought - heck, this time if should take just about an hour. no biggie. Well, about half way through my goggles were on so tight I started to get a major headache. The current was going against us, and the wind was crazy whipping so I felt like I was an ant trying to swim through a washing machine. By the time I finally got to the finish I just leisurely walked up the beach. The announcer made some comment about how it must have just been a Sunday swim for me or something. Truth was, I wasn't sure which way was up, my body felt like led and my eyes were ready to pop out of their sockets because of the super suction strength of my goggles... the rings around my eyes didn't disappear for 3 hours! Anyway, long story short, after 1 hour and 34 minutes of swimming, my back is a beautiful crimson color, but I came in 9th in my age group and 320th overall (there were 650 people who finished). Yeay!


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BuzzBunny said...

Yay! I'd do it too if it were called the "Waikiki Calm-no jellyfish, sharks or waves-water swim!"

YankeeGal said...

Wow, congratulations! What a great accomplishment.

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