I should have known this wasn't going to be a great swim when I got to the lake and saw white caps. But I was determined. I'd rested my shoulder this weekend because it was sore from tumbling class, and I really wanted to swim.
I should have known it wasn't going to be a great swim when my goggles strap broke. I'd left my spare pair at home, trying to streamline what I carry with me. I was able to make do with the stump of the strap, but they didn't fit quite right.
I should have known it wasn't going to be a great swim when my Vibrams started irritating my toe with the missing nail. The nail is growing back slowly.
I should have known it wasn't going to be a great swim when I kept getting hit in the head by my swim safety buoy. Usually it floats behind me and I don't even know it's there. Today the wind kept blowing it at me and it got in my way.
I should have known it wasn't going to be a great swim when the waves started making me sick. I swam north, as I usually do, with the wind coming from the south east, the waves crossed me in a way that made me ill.
But then I turned around. Into the waves. And swam back. And suddenly, it was a great swim.
35 min. Water temp- 64* Air temp- 62*