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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Three Things Thursday

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.

9 comments:

Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

I am gone on the 14th but am definitely doing the 5k on the 28th. Training motivation! I've been slacking in the pool recently. Good luck in this weekend's OWS.

{will run for margaritas} said...

Good luck on Sunday - can't wait to hear about it! Centennial Lake is good for swimming (I've been doing Columbia Tri since 2009). Have fun!

Elizabeth said...

You're temping me into wanting to try that swim! Good luck!

speedlaces said...

My butt will be parked on the beach for this blogger dinner, but maybe I'll make the next one :)

I definitely want to do the Aug 28 swim!

Sarah said...

Good luck with your open water swims. I wish I could join you, but I'm already racing both weekends of the first two and the 5k swim is out of my league.

The blogger dinner sounds like a blast :)

meg said...

Ohh, Graffiato sounds amazing! I tried making a reservation last week but it appears they are booked up through September (then I got tired of looking...haha). If you guys get one, I'd love to join you and finally meet some of my favorite DC bloggers in person!

@megmroberts

Jon said...

1 mile swim? Sprint that sucker!

Rachel said...

i wish we had more open water races here. no way i could do the 2.4 or 5k swims yet, those are pretty hardcore!

Dash said...

Good luck with your swim! I didn't know there were that many open water swims available!