A rest day. Finally! The only problem was that I had to wake up at 3:30 to catch a flight to San Antonio. A few hours, several Dramamine, and a cab ride later, my family and I arrived.

It’s hot in S.A. Really hot. My little girl wanted to go to the pool, so we did. I’ll confess that I cannot swim at all, and I don’t mean that I don’t swim well. I sink. Quickly. I panic when my head goes under and I somehow end up gulping water through my mouth, nose, and maybe even my ears. Since these obstacle races have water, I thought it was time to start overcoming this weakness. I took my first lesson Wed night and it was okay. I didn’t drown or even come close. Now that I had access to a pool with warm water I could practice at my own pace. I had goggles, nose clips, and the encouragement of a wife and daughter. With the gear, I became comfortable with my head under water and within an hour or so I was able to swim from one side of the pool to the other. Of course if I panicked all I had to do was stand.

My rest day turned into a core workout and I was in bed by 7:30.