Bree Wee and Sun Safety Barbie). Plus I needed a goal that didn't involve running since I'm still not up to speed, so to speak, after having baby.
Trying not to look intimidated? I read about the race 4 weeks before we left so I didn't have long to prepare but I did enough long swimming to keep myself from panicking about the race. The race was casual but well supported with paddle boarders and jet skis to guide the swimmers. There was a buoy not far out from shore and then an immediate right turn which caused the typical back up. I held back since I didn't want to return to open water swimming with a kick to the face.
Before I felt like dieing I saw the final buoy which meant it was time to turn in to the finish. I tried to kick in hard but apparently you don't get instant speed just by willing yourself to go faster. I came out of the water and saw a woman ahead of me with ripped up muscles. I was proud of myself for finishing, flabby post baby belly and all, right behind her. Which left me 3rd in my division, she was 2nd. I don't quite have the competitive thing back yet.