“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. “ Coach Lombardi
Tuesday morning I left home and headed for Panama City Beach. We made it to Biloxi, Mississippi, before stopping for the night. After getting up, getting in a short run, and eating breakfast this morning, we loaded the truck and continued our journey – in the rain.
Yes, folks, it has been raining all day. I don’t know if it is outer bands from the tropical depression in the Atlantic or if it’s just a system moving through, but it better move through.
Once we arrived in Panama City Beach (PCB), we ate lunch and then I headed to the rental house to check in and unload my stuff. After that it was off to the athlete check-in. I got my wrist band, my race numbers and my swim cap. Only the guy writing my number on my swim cap didn’t know what he was doing. I’m #2484, but the way he wrote the numbers on it, it looks like I’m either #2424 or #8484. Good thing I have a sharpie with me.
After getting all my stuff and doing a little shopping, it was time to get my massage. The only bad part was that it was under a big tent – outside. The massage was good but it was a little cold with the wind blowing and sometimes the rain would blow in and hit me. Oh well. I have hot chocolate at the house.
After some dinner it was time to hit the grocery store. Then it was time to start laying things out. And now it’s time to hit the bed.