Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend Update

On Saturday we took a few hours and went out on our boat. The big kiddo and I decided that we would do laps around the boat while swimming. She decided we would do 10 laps. After about 5, she gave up but I decided to continue. 

After the swim, I added up the distance. We figured it was 50 feet around the entire boat (21.5, each side, 6ft across the back and less across the front). 50 feet x 10 laps = 500 feet. I was like wow, until I remember most people swim in yards. So, while I was proud of my 10 laps it was only 166 yards, which isn't much at all. Maybe next time we will go for 20 laps.

Speaking of that, how do people train in open water? How do you measure your distance. Is there some fancy watch that does that.  The husband and I were talking, and thinking maybe a Sprint Tri - or mini Tri next year, whatever the shortest distance is. I looked up some and it said 400 yard swim. I live by a lake, so as long as I do it in a warm month, I have somewhere to swim.

I would have to buy a bike, and I can do the run, albeit SLOW, but I could do it. Really, the swimming is what frightens me the most.

For now, I am still on the fence. It has always been in the back of my head to try a tri. We shall see. For now I am thinking of doing the Women of Wonder 5K on Sept 7th. But, I am scared. I don't know why. I would have signed up in a heart beat before Jillian was born.  I need to get over it and just sign up.  We will see if I will get it done this week.

How was your weekend?


  1. You are so awesome that you would be thinking of a TRI ~ I freak out with the thought of the swimming part and immediately cross it off my list as something I would like to try or want to try...

  2. I know that they have fancy watches that will track distance, but I just guesstimate from either info about the areas they have roped off or from time.

  3. Sign up for the 5K! You've got this. Good question on the lake swim .. one which I have no idea about the answer. haha.