(Picture at Nelson Ledges State Park about 3 miles from my house)
I never knew sighting was so hard until this year when I started swimming with my head in the water.
I can't believe how lucky I was when I lived in Stow & Kent to have the gorgeous Munroe Falls park and the Valley so close by, and at the time I never even took the time to appreciate them.
I can do a open water swim (first one was Monday night) with only hitting the rope a few times.
I still love the water and do not mind the temperature as much as others...although I find myself thinking about doing tricks in the water and goofing around as opposed to working hard.
I can contemplate turning around and going home for an extra hour of sleep even while already on my bicycle...although if I would have turned around I would have missed an extremely gorgeous ride and the wonderful feeling from accomplishing it!
I hate bugs! One little one tormented me nearly the entire hour I was on my motorcycle as it flew in my eyeball right as I started riding before I flipped my face shield down. Then when I got out of the water biting flies decided I made for a good dinner!
I love the nice tan that comes along with training...even if it looks silly when I put a bathing suit on with them crazy tan lines.
I never complain about the heat and sun as I wish for it all winter.
I like the feeling of sweat dripping off me because I know I worked hard for it.
Northeast Ohio really offers some gorgeous scenery.
The tri community in this area is extremely supportive and I am so thankful for all the new people I have met.