Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pier Swim After Long Layoff

It's been so long since I have felt well enough to hit the Pier that I have to look up my last swim.  July 12th.  So, eleven missed days due to this back of mine.  Surprisingly, the water is too hot!  It's 69 degrees out there.  That is too warm for swimming distance.  It did get a tiny bit colder off the end of the pier as I rounded it, but it didn't last long enough.  There were tons of yellow bubbles in the ocean today--probably some king of algae growth due to the warm water.  It was kinda' gross swimming through that junk.  There was a one foot chop out there and I was swimming against a slight current.  I did a 37 minute swim in a wide arc but my kicking and my back were still messed up.  Afterward, I was doing my slow walk with the slight limp on the right leg side--something that has become too common with me nowadays.  This blog name may have to be changed from Swimmer to Back Pain at some point--I hope not.

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