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Are you crazy?

April 29, 2008

This is a common question from the fishermen at Hagg Lake.  While mostly amusing, this one was a little frustrating.  Tim and I were just finishing up a 45 minute swim and the fishing boat was in our path.  We calmly began to tread water waiting for them to pass.  As they motored down they yelled out “Are you crazy?”  Trying to keep my teeth from chattering out of my head I replied “Not that I know of.”  They responded “It’s 50 degrees in there.”  Again still trolling slowly and not clearing our path, I’m thinking “No kidding, I hadn’t noticed.”  But instead I smiled and said “Yes, it is.”  Finally they passed as did their fishing lines.  We completed the swim.

It was a beautiful day and I really could have stayed in a little longer, but Tim was feeling the cold.  I partially think it is because he didn’t eat 8 cinnamon rolls like I did the weekend before.  Oh well.  The swimmers from Austin hadn’t warned me about Tim’s homemade cinnamon rolls.  Thankfully I convinced him not to bring any this weekend.  Maybe this is the way my friend Mark Robson can put on some weight…find a training partner that bakes and leaves you the extras.

Here is a picture of Tim and I before the swim.  It is a little hard to get pictures while swimming as there are only 2 of us and neither of us want to get out and stand there soaking wet to take photos.  Plus with all the shaking, we are pretty sure that they wouldn’t turn out anyways.

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2 Responses to “Are you crazy?”

  1. Mark says:

    Hey Thanks Michelle,
    for the comment on my blog, the mention, and of the course the weight gain advice!
    I will look into that one………..
    ….was back at Bishopton Lake Thursday at 51F for 38 mins and then today (29April) for another hour, though it had shot up to 56F, was pleased with my recovery today, back for more on Thursday hopefully
    keep it going
    best wishes
    Mark

  2. Neal Mueller says:

    wow, you’re doing the marathon! sweet. I need to ask you some questions about feeding equipment for the channel. 😀

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