Epilogue, Post-‘lon, A Few Photos

Next time, I will have trained longer than 6 weeks.

I never did find that lifeguard to thank him.

My left calf has completely recovered. All it needed was some rest and nutrition. And a heating pad. It feels great.

I’ve been swimming twice this week: on Monday I felt really tired. Wednesday’s swim felt normal again.

My knee looked pretty gross initially. It has scabbed over nicely and doesn’t even itch.

I was mad at myself for a little while for botching the swim, but I actually learned from the experience, and I know there will be a next time. I feel so much better about it now.

Wow, people. It really was a gorgeous day.

Where Bumpass is. Notice the pretty, blue sky!
Where Bumpass is. Notice the pretty, blue sky!

 

Transition Area
Transition Area
my bike, hanging up on the rack - yay, 50!
my bike, hanging up on the rack - yay, 50!
The Mean Lake - do you see the buoy way out there?
The Mean Lake - do you see the buoy way out there?
Cristi and the Mean Lake - another buoy is out there, somewhere ...
Cristi and the Mean Lake - another buoy is out there, somewhere ...
Micah and the Mean Lake - he's NOT acting ...
Micah and the Mean Lake - he's not acting!
where I needed to get to
where I needed to get to
pretty cool battle wound
pretty cool battle wound
showing it off; I only could have gotten it when I fell between the swim and bike
showing it off; I only could have gotten it when I fell between the swim and bike
We did Bumpass!
Micah, Cristi, Becca, Me: We did Bumpass!