Thursday, April 21, 2011

Three Things Thursday - Bike, swim, tweet

1. Thank you for all of your comments on my biking post!  It's good to know that I'm not the only one completely overwhelmed by all things bike-related.  I would love to take all of you up on your offers to ride with me.  I promise not to ask too many questions!

2. During my swim last week I started thinking that it might be fun to sign up for an open water swim this summer.  I did a couple a few years ago when I was on a Masters team and I think that having a one or two mile race on the horizon would definitely motivate me to keep swimming.  I figured that the Jim McDonnell lake swim in Reston would fit well with my schedule and is probably the closet open water swim I'm going to find.  I was all set to sign up, until I got to the website and saw the cost.  I knew I would need to buy a one-day USMS registration since I am no longer a member and guessed it would be $10, like the US triathlon one day fee.   I was surprised to see that it is $20.  That's in addition to the $55 registration fee.  I just don't think I can spend $75 for a one mile race.  I also noticed the anticipated water temperature is 66-72 degrees.  I don't own a wetsuit, so I would have to rent one (more $$) or attempt to tough it out.  Neither scenario is great.  I'm going to search around for some other options, but it looks like I may not be entering any open water races this summer.

3. I may be more than fashionably late, but I have finally arrived at the Twitter party. Follow me @raineydayrun

I will attempt to follow you all, once I figure out what I'm doing. :)


Katie said...

i just followed you :)

Beth said...

If you ever find a not-expensive open water swim, let me know. That sounds like fun.

I'll follow you on twitter!

Rachel said...

you could just do some open water swims on your own as training for free! that is a lot to spend on a relatively short swim...

Anonymous said...

THanks for following me! I just followed you!

Let me know when you do that reston one, that's my crib! :)