Tomorrow morning, Gordon and I will be swimming the 8 mile Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim course from the southern tip of Antelope Island to Black Rock Beach. Dave Shearer, the Harbor Master, was nice enough to offer to take us over on the Utah State Parks boat and drop us off and my brother Jake will be our kayak escort.
I'm both excited and nervous. I'm excited because I have never done this swim before and want to see what the participants of our race will see next Saturday. I'm nervous, not because of the distance or the salt, but because of my recent challenges in the water (that I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about by now). I think that finishing this swim will help boost my confidence and help me get past some of the mental things that have been causing me problems.
The plan is to meet at the marina at 9:00am and head over. I'm guessing we will start swimming around 10am. We will have our SPOT GPS Messenger with us so anyone can track our progress live at the following link:
I met with on of our event sponsors, Ojavan, this morning and am excited to try the Muscle Repair Oil sample that they gave me. I'm sure my muscles will be in need of repair by tomorrow afternoon.