Friday, January 7, 2011

One of us is so athletic!

Right after we moved to Sacramento, Troy swam in a race from the famous Alcatraz Island to the shores of the San Fransisco Bay. This probably ranks second to skydiving on my list of things I'd NEVER do! The thought of jumping into the frigid open waters of the shark infested ocean is not my idea of adventure. Needless to say, I was the one up with nervous diarrhea the night before the big race.

He did great and was happy to report there were no shark sightings!

Funny side note, the three competitors all vying for 1st place came into the bay neck and neck. They were swimming so fast and with such intensity, that they were barely breathing. As a result, two of them swam smack dab into a boat parked in the bay! Whoopsie daisy!



Jayne said...

hooray for updates! When did you and Troy become racing people? Sheesh!

I love your photos from the fall! Lucy looks darling with black hair as Snow White, and I love that Jack chose Dino. I also LOVE the orcahrd photos.

Amy said...

I don't know what would be a bigger deterrent for me, sharks or the frigged water. Way to go Troy.

Chad said...

I think I got noticeably fatter reading that.

I'm glad we don't live too close to you guys any longer. I don't think I could look myself in the mirror knowing that my neighbor is pulling off crap like this.

BTW, could you make this blog private and not invite Amy? I can't take the looks I get while sitting on the couch after she reads stuff like this.

ali said...

Chad - you know as well as I know that in between these spurts of athleticism, we are really at home on the couch watching Bachelor and eating burgers and bon bons.

Ben and Shara said...

oh thank goodness you are back. I've been missing the inspiration that you provide me. I also like your thoughts on control. I've got that problem as well. he he

Jane Kaylor said...

here I got a very cute shark bag, which i believe would be a great find for all SHARK fanatic!