Went to The Mission with Lijen this past weekend and checked out some great street art. Wandering around Valencia and Dolores Park, we found some really cool art. Hope you enjoy!!
Also, I took this shot on the hike up to Coit Tower. Bright colors always seem to cheer me up…
After a month of anticipation, I escaped from Alcatraz this past Saturday. The distance swimming in the pool along with the weekly Sunday swims with Pedro and Water World Swim really helped make me more comfortable. I really was impressed by the really young kids doing the swim as well as the relatively old people who were jumping in without a wet suit. Beasts.
Three interesting things about the event:
1. I touched a sea lion during the swim! I momentarily freaked out and swam as fast as I could after that.
2. A 68 year old guy beat me by 3 minutes!! I hope I’ll be in that good shape when I have grandchildren.
3. The importance of Body Glide. This stuff is critical for open water swimming otherwise, you’ll be in serious pain.
Anyway, I finished in the middle of the pack at 47 minutes. The full results can be found here (I was number 845). I’ll post some pictures from the event when I get a chance to upload them. If anyone is interested in doing the swim with me next year, LET ME KNOW. I’d enjoy having a partner in crime.
Big thanks to Jim who let me borrow his wet suit for the event.
UPDATED: Pictures from the swim are in my gallery.