Friday, April 13, 2012

Roller Coaster Swim in the Rain in Oceanside

Adrenaline rush swim after work today.  Friday the 13th, a crazy ocean with continuous 2-6 foot washing machine swells and chop, not one other person in the water.  I alone enjoyed the exciting water today.  Who cares about rain?  I'm wet already, right?  I swam hard with the fins and had a 30 minute up and down swim.  My pictures stink but better than nothing.  As usual they don't convey the size of the ocean.  My second swim of the week so my streak survives. 
I thought it wise to hide behind a dumpster as the lifeguard truck drove by me.  I would bet money that they would have advised me to stay the heck out of the water today.  Better to hide, wait till they passed, and make a quick entrance and swim out.  Mission accomplished.
The water was not freezing today-just cold.  Just a good time for this lone swimmer today. 

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oceanside Thursday Farmers Market

I thought that the Thursday night farmers market was a seasonal deal, but a guy at work just told me that it was going on tonight and year-round.  So there-something else which I have no interest in attending.  I prefer the solitude of my swims-like the swim that I had after work today.
I haven't been feeling so hot this week and mucho pain has kept me away from the beach all week.
My last swim was Saturday the 7th.  I really thought that the streak was gonna' be done this week.  We had some rain which gets the water dirty and we are expecting more rain.
This afternoon before work ended I just got the impulse to get myself in the water-I only have today, tomorrow, and Saturday to get 2 swims in.
I got my swim in today.  39 minutes. With fins.  The water was a little dirty and very rough out there for swimming.  I didn't bring a bathing suit with me so I swam in my long pants and underwear.  No shirt.  I wore my belt.  The water was cold today and the chop was 2-3 feet all the way.  Not a strong current, though, which was nice.  No camera either.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."