1. Well, my empty race calendar in August didn't last too long. Last week I discovered that there was a 1 mile open water swim at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City, MD on Sunday (August 7) and yesterday I officially registered. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do and not having to bike or run afterwards!
2. As a prelude to the race registration, I also finally registered with US Masters Swimming (rather than paying for a one day license). Now that I've handed over my money, I figure I better take advantage of my membership and do more races. I think that designating August as my month of open water swimming sounds like a great idea. I've got my eye on HarborFest at the National Harbor on August 14 (either the 1500 or the big one - 2.4 mi IronSwim) and Chantelle's 5k Swim Challenge on August 28. Anyone want to join me?
3. A few weeks ago I talked about my dinner out with some other DC bloggers. Planning has already started for the next one (potentially August 17 @ Graffiato). If you're in the DC area and interested in coming, please let me know and I can have you added to the email. Or feel free to contact Jess who is handling the reservation.