Somewhere between the 103 degrees F. Monday and the 63 degree F. Thursday was a perfect summer day.
Sure, I walked for the St. Paul Pioneer Press Summer of Walking but then I grabbed GFMelissa and went swimming!
We drove out to Square Lake and while GFM sat on the shore and provided emergency backup (she's a former collegiate level swimmer and a lifeguard as well as an excellent Girl Scout!), I did a little warming up for the swimming season.
No cute swimsuits for me - just the plain old racer suit and a swim cap.
Got to get those goggles on just right!
|Working on a high elbow stroke!|
Now, because GFM wasn't actually in the water with me or accompanying me in an escort boat, I swam inside the ropes. I have swum around the lake before but Wednesday it was back and forth, back and forth. Not very exciting but oh, so nice.
My dream house will be on a swimming lake someday. Boating? Bleh. Fishing? So-so. Swimming? Ah!
We're getting ready for a graduation around here with an upcoming Senior Dinner, ceremony and party so at home, I'm mostly weeding and sweeping up those @%^& helicopter leaves! Swimming was a nice break in the chores.