Friday, August 22, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way....














Today is Friday, a big rest day for me except for a short 20 minute swim. I was looking forward to the swim today because I have heard that the water is much warmer, already. Down at the swim start there were quite a few people with the same idea.

When I first got in, my feet were cold, but after a few minutes the water was PERFECT. Seriously, it is quite a bit warmer than it was two days ago. I was really enjoying my swim, feeling smooth and fast in my new Xterra Vendetta wetsuit, thinking how clear the water is ("hello fishies down there!") and what a great swim it will be on Sunday, then BAM!!! Head on collision with a rather large guy in a bright pink cap. OUCH! The first thing I thought of was the sound -- I was suprised how loud two skulls sounded when they hit head on. Then I tasted blood in my mouth and thought "that wasn't very fun". So I popped up, Big Pink Man popped up, and we both apologized. He was very nice, and it was all good. Really, it could have been my fault just as much as it was his. I finished swimming to the Sycamous then turned around and came back.

My friend Michal was waiting at the shore. When I finished swimming, my noggin still hurt a bit, and I told her what happened. She started laughing hysterically and said that not too long ago a Big Man in a Pink Cap exited the water and said "I ran into three people on my way back in". She thought it was so funny that I happen to be one of those people! Maybe it wasn't as much my fault as I thought it was! Well, luckily, on race day we will all be heading the same way, so that won't happen again.

4 comments:

Rob Chance said...

Maybe thats why that guy was wearing the pink cap, so folks would look out for him! It's pretty dangerous swimming back and forth along there. The past few years I took it way outside the buoys into the deeper parts of the lake. It was clear out there.

I hope your head is ok.I hope it's not as bad as when the guy back flopped off the boat and smacked you in the head with his squba tank.

Rob Chance said...

No, I'm fine. Luckily I have a hard head. But you already knew that!

Dana

E.L.F. said...

Dana, I think you got a slot!!! So proud of you...

From, The Waterstraat's

PS - see you in Kona!

Rob Chance said...

Thanks Liz! We'll see what happens at the roll-down. I will let you know tomorrow - with a race report of course...ug what a day!

Dana