That didn't work out.
First I did not plan enough time in the morning to get ready. (Note to self, get up earlier.) So I thought that's fine I'll swim first and then run. I'm not a huge fan of open water swimming alone although on a Saturday morning it's hard to be alone on tri beach but still not the greatest idea.
That didn't work either. First the main parking lot directly adjacent to the hammerhead flag was full at 6:20. Yikes! So I went to the next lot and as soon as I parked it looked like this:
|my lens was a little foggy but you get the idea. craptastic weather for a swim.|
That didn't really work out either. Because more weather was coming in and while they were standing on the beach I decided to just get my run in and see if the weather would just change and then I'd swim by myself.
|I stopped to pick up my water bottles and hid out in the car for a bit.|
|This is why I camped in my car for a few minutes. The rain was so hard it hurt my skin. eek.|
|But here was my bonus - hard to see but there is a rainbow there.|
|I was thinking that this was proof I was meant to keep going.|
|Can you see that it goes over the whole bridge? It's one of the only times I've ever seen a full half rainbow so I was suitably impressed.|
|Here's my pile o' stuff in the car seat when I got home.|