Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Synchronized Swim Team We are Not!

Nothing like taking a dip in the Lake at 7 a.m. in 60 degree weather with a bunch of wild and crazy ladies. Then swimming across that lake without hyperventilating because your second guessing your reasons for being there in the first place.

I mean it - there is really nothing like it. I don’t think you will find another bunch of crazy ladies this awesome this side of the Cascade Mountain Range.

Synchronized Swim Team we are not – but you can bet your bottom dollar that we are working towards some great dreams. And even though we are not headed off to Beijing, achieving our goals is going to provide quite the thrill no matter the continent or location.

I'm the red-head with my nose barely above the water. In the far distant you can see Sunshine swimming away. She was the smart one who wanted to be done with the madness. There were a total of eight of us this morning that converged at a Private Lake thanks to Candyman’s Mom for some open water swim training for our upcoming attempt at a Sprint Triathlon. Four of these beauties have attempted their first open water swims ever in the past 3 days and lived to tell about it. There are three more of us who only have 1-2 triathlons under our belts. Then there’s Candyman’s Mom (The smart one in a wetsuit) who was there to swim twice as far and twice as fast but yet still take the time to give us pointers on how to improve our dignified dog paddles.

For me it’s a thrill seeing other marvelous chicks exercise with a new dream in their sights. I can’t wait to see them accomplish this new goal.

One of these hot mama’s pointed out ‘The Last Lecture’ by Randy Pausch who passed away from terminal cancer this week. It’s all about remembering your dreams and living with a sense of wonder.

Sometimes we wonder what in the heck we are doing freezing our tushies off so early in the morning but most of the time I’m in awe realizing how great it feels to be doing this instead of walking with a cane like I was two summers ago.

So dang it – Live those dreams and you may get lucky and meet some great people to join you on your journey.


Jennifer said...

Way to go!! Looks like a blast :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for inspiring us Fawndear!

Sincerely, the hot momma in the purple cap :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Fawndear,

You know the only reason I'm out there is because of you--you who wouldn't let me and Purple Plush go back to our couch-sittin', chocolate-eatin' lifestyle.

Hot in Hot Pink

Anonymous said...

How do you do it? A triathlon. Astonishing!

I am, as ever, in complete and total awe of you and your mad skills at, well, pretty much everything you decide to do.

One of these days I hope your inspiring anecdotes will inspire me to the point that I actually go out and attempt to achieve some of the loftier dreams I entertain. In the meantime I continue to delight in reading about your adventures as you are, in fact, achieving said dreams.


GO Gray's said...

WOW!!! You guys are awesome. Nancy forwarded me your blog site and now I can keep tabs on you crazy Ashby's!!!!