Saturday, December 16, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Up at 7:00 AM
Say hello to Bret and Jennifer at 7:35 AM
Running by 7:40 AM
About 5 miles in 45 minutes (not a great pace, but I'm improving)
In the pool by 9:00 AM
1 hour and 30 minutes and 2,200 meters later...
Praying for donations to come in 1:30 PM (just sent my second fundraising letter today)
Thankful to those who've given their financial support, and to my mentors and coaches who have helped me progress toward becoming a real deal triathlete.
Not done by a long shot - fundraising or training.
Overall very, very thankful.

The Cement Ship

The Cement Ship, with seagulls
Originally uploaded by I, Puzzled.
Last week while many of my teammates were running as relay teams in the White Rock Marathon in Dallas, I was visiting a very raining Northern California on a trip Deirdre and I took to attend my company holiday party.

In Rio Del Mar / Aptos, just a stones throw from our main office, sits the famous Cement Ship (the USS Palo Alto), permanently anchored and bearing the brunt of the Pacific. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

I took in this view on my Saturday morning run. I learned a bit of the history of this ship, one of only three made during World War I.

"Cement ship" - kind of boggles the mind; I just had to share.