First up was an ocean swim this morning with Jenn, her husband David, my aunt Jo, and my friend Mary. For everyone but me, it was their first ocean swim down in Santa Cruz (and it was my first since last fall). They all did GREAT! I was super proud of my ocean newbies (and by the way, since when did *I* become the one to take people out for first time ocean experiences? Wow, times have changed). Chilly 53 degree water stopped no one. Including my husband, who had to get in without a wetsuit because of a drunken dare over the weekend. They may still be hiding somewhere in his abdomen, but the man has balls. I wouldn’t get in there without a wetsuit.
After spending the morning working, I met up with Chris for a lunchtime ride. Chris rode with me all the time last fall during Ironman training but while I’ve been short-course focused this year she’s been off training for the Death Ride doing 10 hour ride days. It was so good to see her again and remember why we have fun together! I can’t wait to get her back out in open water once she isn’t spending all her spare time on the bike.
Then after working all afternoon, I visited with Melissa and walked her dog. She’s recovering from surgery and it was good to finally catch up on current events amongst our friends. I know she’s eager to get back to the pool once she’s healthy enough!
So in all it was one of those days where I got to see a bunch of good friends and do fun active things – what more could any person ask for?