Sunday, May 30, 2010

Who knew?

Who knew you could surf behind a ski boat?

Yesterday a training friend of mine, Alan, had a ton of people over at his family's lake house north of Panama City. And oh how fun it was. I could not tell you when the last time I was in a large body of water that was not full of salt. But it's so fun to hang out with everyone when we are not in race mode or training mode!

And it's always a bunch of laughs when you almost sink a kayak!

In training news - I got my ass handed to me this weekend. We had a great open water swim on Saturday - around 2 miles. Easy as pie going out, but hard as hell coming back. And then Jeff had the excellent idea to run. It was around 10am. And very very hot. Ugh. Today Jeff and I got in a killer 60ish mile bike out to the new Panama City Beach airport (which everyone should fly into because it has Southwest! whoohoo!). I avg around 19mph and just about died of heat stroke at the end.

Jeff - saving the world one turtle at a time:

And let me mention that Jeff is doing IM France in a few weeks! How exciting would that be? I've been to the shores of Nice, France (where the swim is) and it is breath taking! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Our beaches are still perfect - but we are all getting somewhat stressed out. Why can't all of the brillant minds (and all of the money) in the world come up with a way to stop this mess? hits here...I don't know how I am going to feel. To be honest, my heart will break.


Christi said...

From the pix it looks like you had a great weekend!


Scary stuff on the oil mess. I'm a chemical engineer and I too can't quite figure out why they can't solve the problem... and to think I used to support Gulf drilling.... not anymore

XTB-XAVI said...

Nice post and pics!

Cheers from Hong Kong!

"XTB" Xavi

Anne said...

Great pics...looked like a blast!

I'm with you on the oil spill, hopefully, they figure something out soon!

Kim said...

Those pics are fun! Glad you had some good skiing time and some good training time as well. If it was hot here in PA, I KNOW it was hot hot hot in FL! Keep it up!!

Amy said...

Great pics! I love huge bodies of fresh water - what I miss most about Michigan living in Colorado.