Friday, August 13, 2010

How a typical Thursday became a FUNDAY!

I've been planning on attending this OpenWater Swim clinic Thursday evening.  It was free, all I had to do was register and show up.  I figured with the Jordanelle Tri coming up and my experience last time in the open water, that it might be a good idea to have some professional training.

The boys, on the other hand, had planned on spending the ENTIRE day at the lake with some wave runners.  I didn't feel like I could take ANOTHER day off - so I was just going to maybe pass cross paths with them later before my clinic.

I get to work, get going on my day and realize that I prolly should see which harbor at Utah Lake I am supposed to go to.  Get to the event's website and there is a big message.  "We're sorry, but this event has been cancelled."  REALLY?  What the? 

The few gears in my brain started to turn.  I already had the wet suit rented.  Splenda and the boys were already at the lake.  Why not join them?  While they are tearing it up on the wave runners, I can train in a cove somewhere.  Splenda can be nearby if I get into trouble.  Good plan.

Clear things with my boss, put "out of office" on my email, and wouldn't you know it, my long weekend, just got longer!!

Tuffy, Luka, Me, 'dawg

Taking them out

Splenda trying to climb onto the tube

Flag up - tuber down

'dawg ready for them to 'hit it"

bored back at the truck

More boredom.  The spiderwebs at the dock were pretty cool.  The bugs were not.

Bringing them in.  Luka driving - 'dawg swimming behind the tube

Oh yeah, we should prolly put the flag up since we have a body in the water

Just hanging there in the water

Why do boys like to show their underwear?  Just wondering

'dawg getting a little swimming training in

Wish I had a waterproof/underwater camera.  I would have gotten much better pictures from the ACTUAL wave runner itself, instead of from the shore with the zoom on!

'dawg - yeah, I am ALL that!

Luka - I'm beat but sure, I can manage a smile Ma

Tuffy - why must you always be taking pictures?

Notice how WHITE my sons are?  Not one of them got my skin.  They are all straight from their Dad.  Fishbelly white.

Splenda bringing it in.

It was a fun afternoon.  I got some hardcore training in.  Played around on the waverunners and tube for awhile.  Watched my boys acting like men men acting like boys.

And to Mr. Jordanelle Tri next weekend?  I am SO taking you!


Martha H. said...

You go, girl! I wish you all the luck in the world with your open water swim. I know you'll be fantastic!

Missy said...

Love every photo but the spider one! I was not ready for that and am now having to take medication!

Garden of Egan said...

Not sure why they show their underwear, but my boyz do too. Weird I say, weird.

Way to get some good training. You are an animal!
I'm excited for you next weekend!

Cherie said...

I have one child who is totally white skinned but we don't know where she came from - Ha!
Who wouldn't love a longer weekend - You are going to do great on your swim - Hear me cheering for you already!!

Pedaling said...

go get 'em M-Cat!

Next time, I have an underwater camera you can use, if you'd like.

" Hit It......." said...

Cool pictures. Your family cracks me up! It looks like American Fork harbor.

Anonymous said...

Hey! This is totally random but do you work for Intermountain Health? If you do, I believe you set me up for a computer class at Lake Park...I just got hired.

Mae Rae said...

I lovethis post. I especially love the pics. This looks like a typical Sunday afternoon.

Anastasia said...

You look fantastic!

tammy said...

So THAT'S what you're supposed to do on a jetski.

As far as the underwear thing - go to, click on Captains Quarters and get those boys some compression shorts. So more stylin than the undies. I made Luvpilot get some.