|On the water at Lake Mead - New Year's Day, 2014|
I parked the kayak near the turnaround buoy. Two ladies, including my wife, took the lead and quickly swam to the buoy, posed for a picture and pushed back to the shore. In between their turnaround and the next arrivals, the photographer snapped the quick picture of me. After that, I continued to stay at the buoy until the last swimmer reached it and turned back to shore. Once everybody was back on the beach, I hopped out of my kayak and enjoyed some hot chocolate.
Oh yeah, afterwards, I went for a fast 10.28 mile run that took me from the Boulder Beach picnic area on an out-and-back through five tunnels (yes, the same tunnels from a couple recent races) by the Hoover Dam.
Overall, it was a great way to spend the first morning of 2014.