I've been promising myself for months that I'd "get back in the water." I used to swim laps regularly and could be found paddling around the beaches of San Diego whenever the weather was nice (read: always). Since moving, I've done a little kayaking, but have largely turned into a landlubber.
Blame the BP oil spill and ever-present tarballs for that.
Fortunately the CTC gave me the nudge I needed to get back in the water. Relatives came out to visit for a long weekend, so when we packed up for the beach, I made sure to pack my snorkel.
For the record, snorkeling might be the only thing I love more than running. I love exploring the underwater world, and the feeling of weightlessness in the water has no comparison on land. I could swim with the fish for hours and not get bored.
Why did I leave my snorkel at home for so long?!
Just being out in the ocean again would have been reward enough from this cross training challenge. But the universe threw in a little bonus.
I followed a school of fish, then paddled out into deeper water. While floating offshore, I noticed a piece of paper undulating in the current.
Then I realized it was green...
|$10 bill found while snorkeling|
Snorkeling for cash joins the list of other cross training triumphs:
- January = burpees
- February = cardio kickboxing
- March = stability ball strength training
- April = 100 ups
- May = I skipped it! (skipping drills to improve running form)
- June = shredded
Have you ever found anything really interesting while out on a run, swim, bike ride, or hike?