In an effort to increase my swim time in the open water (without decreasing my other workout time or family time) I'm hitting up the local beach at lunch once a week between now and Chisago for a little OWS. So today at 11:00 I showed up at the beach in my suit, did a superman like change, swam 600 yards, and then back to the suit, back to the office.
The positives? I know the open water swims are great for the tri training, and I always love getting a little extra workout in. And being in the sunshine and water in the middle of the day was a nice boost.
The negatives? I may smell a little like a lake. Although I'm 90% sure I smell more like Clinique Happy Heart than lake, so I'm okay. My legs feel a little bit gritty under my nylons. And my hair is dripping wet.
Final analysis? Totally worth it. For a long time, I've been the dirty, sweaty mom that picks my child up from daycare with the sweat rolling off my legs. Might as well add stinky algae hair in court to the list. Besides, if people don't like it, I have two canned responses: "If you don't want to see me, don't drink and drive." and "You think I smell bad? You should smell your stale cigarette stinky ass."
Have a great 4th of July weekend!