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by , December 9th, 2009 at 09:23 PM (1332 Views)
I woke up to a winter wonderland... 8 inches of fresh snow. I got dressed and then the sad reality hit me when I opened the door; its about 38 degrees and drizzling. I grab a shovel to dig out the car and the "snow" weighs a ton and sticks to the shovel which means it takes a great effort to lift and a greater dynamic flick to try and remove it from the shovel. It took much longer than I planned and therefore missed morning practice. AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!

Though I did get a fair amount of exercise in, it was rather less than satisfying, and the snow is all cruddy and will be ice or slush by morning... no skiing yet for me.

I did book my flight to Hawaii for the TI Open Water Camp in Kona from March 14-20. Clare will be joining me and we are flying in on the 12th with a return booked for the afternoon of the 22nd. I am excited to be co-directing this camp with Terry and as we will be on location of the Ironman swim, hope to have lots of IM qualifiers taking part. As an added little bonus, we are planning to hire a couple of boats to escort interested swimmers across the Maui Channel on the 21st (post-camp). Anyone want more info? PM me or go to

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Hawaii in March sounds sweet. I think I need to convince my parents-in-law to escape Canada around that time to look after the kids. It's a looooooong shot, but I'll start lobbying efforts soon.
  2. chaos's Avatar
    fares are good now. maybe you can get a medical note...

    i hear kona espresso is da bomb!
  3. ViveBene's Avatar
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    Updated December 11th, 2009 at 11:43 PM by ViveBene (double post)
  4. ViveBene's Avatar
    Congratulations on the co-directing gig, and in a sweet spot! The Brighton Beach swim was impressive. Cold water swimming is exhilarating.

    Looks like you have a full plate of swims coming up in 2010. Is this your "blogspot"?
  5. aquageek's Avatar
    Maybe you won't be so down on the South after digging your car out. That will happen once a decade here. Congrats on Hawaii!
  6. chaos's Avatar
    Marjorie, thanks. This is the only place I'm blogging... for now. If that changes, I will still continue to link here.

    Geek, you would like x-c skiing... its worth the shoveling.