The Swimmer’s Mind

The weather looks good … maybe I won’t need the wet suit after all …

Let me test this water … just one foot ..

JESUS!!

There is NO way this water is over 78 degrees …

I need the wet suit …

No … if I wear it I will have to start in the rear … can’t afford to start in the back. Gonna end up there eventually anyway.

Wait … was that a fucking fin in the water I just saw??

How do sharks deal with the cold?

Maybe I can imagine myself to be a shark … dum dum … dum dum …

Sitting on the beach waiting for a wave start SUX …

I think my watch is going to die before I actually get to start the race …

Why do I always get the dumbest cap color? Neon Pink? What the Hell??

I wonder how far out I can actually walk before I have to start swimming?

There is NO way that is only 400 meters …

Oh man … there’s my wave call … crap … leave the wet suit John … suck it up …

This water is COLD ….

OK…wade out … don’t run … take your time …

OK … face in the water … first buoy rounded …

Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath ….

Site John Site

OK … buoy is ahead … no problem ….

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Where’s the damn buoy????

How the Hell did it get over there?????

Shit!! ….

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OK … back in line … relax … find your rhythm again … relax

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RELAX DAMMITT

Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath ….

These buoys cannot only be 100m apart …

WHAT THE HELL JUST TOUCHED MY LEG????????????????

Oh .. seaweed ….

Man I am a wimp ….

Man Up John …

Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath …. Stretch …. Grab … Breath ….

Hey, that buoys a different color …

I can turn in?????

Hot damn ….

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Damn current …

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It’s there …. I see the steps ….

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Pull me up!!

I did it!!

I have to do WHAT now????

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