Thursday, July 24, 2008

Crack o' Dawn...

I met Nat at 6:00 am today for a swim in Channhassen's lovely Lake Ann.

Nat's toe has mostly recovered -- she still has a scab where her nail used to be, but no pain and no scariness, so she is back in the training saddle.

It was a little tough to get up at 5:00 am since it was still dark out. Thank heavens for the timer on our coffee maker.

I can just about stumble out of bed, head in to the kitchen and have that sip of coffee to help convince me it is NOT time to get back under the covers.

We met in the parking lot near the beach just as the raindrops started to fall.

We tried to "convince" each other that we should alter our plans, but then the reality that Pigman 1/2 Iron is less than 30 days away.

There was not threat of thunder or lightening, so we trotted down to the beach, put on our wetsuits and went swimming.

It was a good workout for us. We took the same route I did with our coach -- Greg -- a few weeks back. It took us about 3/4 across the lake and back, for a total of about 40 - 45 mintues.

Then it was home, kiss the just-waking-up Hubby, shower, feed the cats, and zip to work.

I'm not sure that the workday will be as fun as the swim...


Michelle said...

Woo-hoo! You deserve a prize! Great job :)

How's Gorby settling in?

Marcia L said...

Way to go, Amy & Nat! You two are disciplined. What an empowering workout. And a great way to start the day.

Sunshine said...

Another account of sunrise swim on Sorry I don't know how to make that clickable.
Seems like such a lovely time!!
Thanks for taking me there.

Sunshine said...
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Sunshine said...

Oops.. sorry I posted 2X

Vickie said...

Amy, great swim workout. I was referred here by Sunshine. Seems we have similar plans for a half IM and we are of the "older" age groups. Mine is next weekend.