Open Water Swim

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One benefit of this weekend in Green Lake, Wisconsin was getting in an open water swim before next weekend’s sprint triathlon.  I woke up Sunday morning to discover an extra guest at the house for breakfast.  Look who stopped by for a treat (or two)!

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I ate some fresh fruit and headed down to the pier with my mom for a swim.  This was her first time practicing in the open water.

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We ‘hired’ an escort to keep an eye on us during our swim.  Luckily, the lake was still calm and smooth.  Thanks T!

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My mom bravely entered the water…then returned with some assistance.

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Here I go!

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Success!  We swam a little over a 1/2 mile.

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I was tired after my swim, but I felt great.  It definitely helped build my confidence for next weekend.  Afterwards, I took a quick spin on the kayak…

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And then headed out for a bike ride around Green Lake.  We definitely had an active weekend!

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We rode 25 miles up and down some impressive hills.  It was a beautiful day for a bike ride with a nice breeze and gorgeous views.  Unfortunately, I only took a few pictures when we stopped and didn’t get any of the lake or downtown views.

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