Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ocean Running

S.A.T. Test prep for the day:

Ocean Running is to Pool Running as Trail Running is to Road Running.

It was actually pretty cool today. Scott and I headed out to Lanikai Beach, which is on the Windward side of Oahu, which means that during normal Tradewind weather (east winds), the water is gonna be choppy. Don't be fooled by the apparent serenity of this picture. It was choppy!
But I looked at it as a good challenge. I had to be much more alert through this run so I could avoid a) kicking a surprise piece of shallow reef rock, b) getting surprise smacked in the face by windswell water and thereby suffering a salt water eye wash, and c) any painful portugese man-o-war stings.
I was mostly successful. Only one really good salt water eye wash, one small brush with kicking the reef (no broken skin), and a complete avoidance of man-o-war today.

The whole thing was way more interesting than pool running though b/c the views were so much much better and time went by faster since I had to pay attention so much more for my own safety. I kind of ran back and forth between two bouys that were out there and it was like doing hill repeats because going against the chop was way harder than turning around and going back. Scott surfed for 50 minutes and I was in there running the whole time. :)

Afterward Scott wanted to take another picture of my belly but I'm kind of over the belly shots at this point. But I did allow this one... just for its artistic value.
I swear I used to think that pregnancy made my butt and boobs so much bigger. Clearly, the butt and boobs have been dwarfed!


IVF Running Mama said...

Um, I am SO JEALOUS of your life!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Cool picture. And I wish I had to avoid man-o-wars on my swims. So much more exotic than avoiding water aerobics.

TrainingtoTri said...

hahah, love the shadow picture, too cute. That manowar is so freaky looking.

N.D. said...

Sooo beautiful. The man of war is scary though. I like the shadow - very cool pic!!