Haven't been writing much - busy with work and life as it always happens. And swimming. Lots of time at Brighton Beach training for open water swimming, including the Manhattan Island Swim, which I completed yesterday as part of a four person relay for the third time. This year was the best one yet - sure, we didn't have much sun, but at least there wasn't any sunburns, or more importantly, lightening to stop the race. Our team did very well - we didn't win the 4-person relays like we did two years ago, but we came in second, behind a team from Mexico that has the record for a relay English Channel crossing, so we think that's pretty good. The rain also kept the water very flat, which was amazing especially in the Hudson. The currents weren't as strong in past years, but it was also easier in areas like Hell's Gate when we were battling the currents. Overall, a great time. Looking forward to it next year.
And we're off to Mongolia on a family vacation tonight, so we'll be back in three weeks with lots of stories and photos.