I had a great day today! It didn’t start out too good though.
After Thursday, I realize that Bayshore is no longer my “A” race, but..it is still a race I am doing. I still want to do well. For me well is going to be about 4:45-4:50. I’m not looking for miracles.
Anyway. I decided last night that I might be sick. Lots of people have colds. So, off to bed I went, and slept pretty heavily.
When I woke in the morning, the last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed early.
I had decided to ditch the cycle and do a “Lucky’s Lake” swim instead.
See…this really cool Dermatologist, Dr Meisenheimer, opens up his home and lake for swimmers daily here in Orlando.
Really? you say? Really. 6:30 weekdays and 7:45 on weekends.
It’s loads of fun, and occasionally, Dr. Lucky and his wonderful wife decide to open up his entire home to anyone…
I’ve actually wanted to do this for a few years now. It was one of my goals when I had my hip surgery. But at that time, I didn’t have too many swimming pals. While it is open to all, most people tend to be brought by a friend.
The swim itself was a little wimpy….only 1000 meters or 1 km. My bigger fear was oh the Open water. I mean, it’s Florida. Things live in open water.
As we started we were blessed with the sight of a HUGE Osprey with a big fish coming over head, it was so close one could almost reach out and touch it.
I got out in the water and was a little nervous. I peeked under water and saw…
Yep, total darkness. I could see my hands in front of me, but nothing else. Initially this kind of made me not want to look into the water, but I got over it in a few minutes. I found it too difficult to swim otherwise.
So we swam from Lucky’s home:
Across Lake Cane:
It was great.
Lucky has a wall where everyone signs after their “first time”
For my efforts, I received a bumper sticker to spread the word and also this patch.
Kind of a fun day…sort of a “cult swimming event” Never in my life thought those three words would go together!