Friday, May 11, 2012
I finally got into some open water. I didn't check the temperature until I was done. I also didn't swim all that far. About 250 yards maybe. Probably not more than 5 minutes in water altogether. But I did go for it. I walked right in till is was just past knee deep and then flopped forward and got the rest of me in the water. And then I flipped over onto my back so I could breathe. When I started actually swimming I thought for a moment that I wouldn't be able to breathe, but it worked just fine. Breathe out, turn head, breathe in. It's a small victory but it is a victory. When I did check the temperature it turned out to be 59 degrees. For me that's pretty cold.