So this morning I flashed most of the YMCA patrons in the pool and on the overlooking treadmills. After adjusting myself and muttering “you’re welcome” to everyone, I got back to swimming my 50’s and 100’s. Wardrobe malfunction aside, it was probably a good way to end 2012 and totally capitalized on my “personal growth” plans for the year… even though “be less of a prude” wasn’t technically on my list of resolutions.
Speaking of, here is my list of resolutions for 2012:
In case anyone was thinking to themselves that they might try to steal $2400 from me, don’t even worry about it. It’s all gone to car maintenance and teeth maintenance over the year. I would have had my wisdom teeth removed but needed a couple crowns and fillings done, plus I’m really paranoid about going under and will be avoiding it again until Ironman is done.
Physically, the thing I’m most proud of accomplishing this year is learning to swim in open water. Aside from the four triathlons, there were MANY practice swims and mini-tri’s with Team Blaze during the warm-ish months. Medical Lake is disgusting, Coeur d’Alene is beautiful, and the Columbia moves pretty fast (best to swim downstream!). I know I’ve said it before, but open water terrifies me. Who even knows what’s living down there?! I DO. I’ve seen The Little Mermaid andPirates of the Caribbean. I’m no fool. In about four months I’ll have to re-acclimate to outdoor swimming, and I’m not really looking forward to it, but it’s nice to know it’s been done before. Precedent.
Now, lets look at some of my favorite photos from 2012: