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Apr 14

It’s been really rough for me to get into the pool.  I love being outdoors this time of the year the weather is perfect for training.  Not too hot, not too cold and other than the rain showers and the windy days the temp is just right for me.

Tonight I caved in and hit the pool again.  First time in about two and a half weeks.  It wasn’t an easy decision.  I walked outside right before I left for the gym and there wasn’t even a sign of a breeze.  It was about 57 degrees out and it took all I could muster not to go lace up and go for a run instead.

I hit the pool and noticed a bunch of teenagers in the hot tub.  Another lady joined me in swimming laps and it wasn’t long after that the kids started cannon balling into the pool.  At first I was really annoyed and then I just started to laugh.  If I can’t handle this there is no way I should be doing triathlons.  So you got a little bashing from a wave every now and then.  It’s nothing compared to the start of the swim in a triathlon.

So the nice lady next to me and I both just chuckled and she commented, “just kids”.  So this was a good reminder for me that if someone  is in the pool and really annoying me with their frolicking and splashing around just consider it a great training opportunity.  Today I fought vigorous waves.

There is still no excuse for the 30+ year old couple making out in the pool at the gym.  I still haven’t figured that one out and I’ve seen it about 4 or 5 times now.  Just not tonight.  Tonight was cannon balling teenagers.

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