Last evening was my first open water swim in preparation for my Half Ironman, which is less than 4 weeks away. For the past 16 weeks, I’ve been swimming laps in a 25-yard pool with cool blue water and visible lane lines and a lifeguard. And you know… in a bathing suit, cap and goggles.

Open water swims are a little different. Like waves and 2-inch visibility and no lifeguard. And, of course, the wet suit.

How do you get one of these things on? A little lot of Body Glide. Plastic bags. And daughter encouragement.

Then not only will you dare to enter those waves and no visibility and attempt to swim a mile (yes, I said a mile)… but your grandchildren will think you’re some kind of SuperHero in your superhero costume.

Talk about instant courage!

And the fabulous support from Jane, Keith, Nicole, Matt, Megan, Tracey, Dan, Scott and the Fuel Belt Team!

I’m going to say that last night’s swim was actually, yes… enjoyable.

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  1. 6.15.10
    Jane said:

    I could not be prouder of you!

  2. 6.16.10
    Nancy said:

    I am so proud of you. That had to be scary and you just did it. You are awesome and amazing and I am so happy to know you. You are one of my best finds in this blogging world. I know you are going to rock this half ironman. And lastly, those grandkids are right. You are a superhero!

  3. 6.16.10
    Barry said:

    I Agree with Nancy, you are a SuperHero.
    You’re my SuperHero!

  4. 7.4.10
    Lucy said:

    Of course you’re a Super Hero, in fact you’re Wonder Woman. The Amazing, Adventurous and much Admired, Wonder Woman. May your cape always fly high.

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