Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Evening Swim Oceanside Pier

     I got in the water tonight at about 6:45 P.M.   It was rougher than yesterday's beautiful calm.  The waves were small-horizontally-so smaller waves were breaking all over the place.  Even out past the waves the water was sloppy.  I'd say the temp was 70 degrees.  I just saw about two feet of visibility because it was getting a bit dark.  No crowds.  Nice atmosphere. 
     I swam for about twenty minutes parallel to the sand and enjoyed it.

     I just remembered something else from last night's beach visit.  After the swim, with the water being clear for two feet, I looked for shells for 10-15 minutes.  While doing this I felt good and decided to test out my legs.  Very slowly I jogged a bit in the shallow water--for 50 yards or so.  Now this seems silly, but I have not been able to pick up my legs in a jogging mode for a few years.  Maybe this means my low back muscles are getting stronger.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I just returned from a gorgeous swim

     It is Tuesday evening.  I drove down to the beach at 6:45 P.M.   Bu the time I strolled into the water at the north side of the Pier, the sun was in the process of setting.  I was stressed out, because I should get some sort of part-time job, but nowadays one can't be just a pharmacist anymore, we have to be educational superheroes with all sorts of extra crap on our resumes.  Blah.  I'll keep looking for an old-school pharmacist who works a store and gets along with customers.

     I may do the registry thing and travel overnight to find what is comfortable for me. 

     My swim tonight was lovely.  The water was a warm 71, I'd say.  Not crowded at all.  People aren't flocking to the water after sundown.  There are surfers who do surf well after sunset; perhaps in another young life I could have been one of those.  I swam out in flat water, no chop, small waves, and a smooth swimming surface outside.

     I swam about 1/4 mile north, parallel to the sand, and turned around and came back.   I didn't have a watch on but I estimate at least 1/2 mile of a swim-a real swim-in about 20 minutes.  Oh, I'm not a fast swimmer.  Latest weight is 222 pounds on a chubby 5'10" frame.

     I'm a new man after a swim like that.  I hope to repeat it tomorrow. 

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