I have not updated my blog in quite a while. I fly out to Washington on Wednesday to try and drum up some extra interest in the Escape from Diabetes swims.
A lot has happened since I left California. One thing that happened on the way out was that half way through the flight I woke up. That in itself was unusual. The funny part was I flipped on the TV. Jetblue, got to love the v in the seat thing. Espn classic had an old Jack Lalanne show. Must of been from the 60's. Yet it was perfect here I was fly to DC, Philly, and NY to Swim handcuffed and the king of fitness was doing his thing in his prime. Just Jack and his chair. Yet as much money, research, and books and nonsense that has been put out in the last forty years all that he was doing on a simple 6X6 stage was as true now as it was then. Every now and then he would take his finger and wipe away a little sweat. You knew he was sweating and that he believed in what he was doing. It was motivating to see the master at work.
Tomorrow is the Washington DC swim. From Theodore Roosevelt Island to Georgetown's Washington Harbor. Washington Harbour is at the foot of Thomas Jefferson St. And K St.
Met a great guy today. I never check luggage when I fly so there was no way to fly with handcuffs. I called the local Police supply shop in Washington. Asked for the owner and told him my story. He offered to donate cuffs for the swim. So there I am at Washington Police Supply www.copgear.com this afternoon. Jennie the nice young lady who works there told me that they had sold all the cuffs that day. I was a little nervous. The hook for this thing was that I swim handcuffed. Luckily Greg Skenderis the owner of Washington Police supply was downstairs at his families restaurant Zorba's Cafe www.zorbascafe.com He gave me his personal pair of cuffs. Greg saved the day for me. Thanks to Greg and Jennie I will be cuffed with a fine pair of Peerless handcuffs
I hope to see a pretty big group there.
had a little problem in Baltimore. Due to some scheduling conflicts the swim in Baltimore's Inner Harbor had to be rescheduled. It was a lowdown but the City of Baltimore was great about it. We are planning something bigger for later in the year.
Philadelphia is on Wednesday and then Thursday is the Big Apple. I hope to have a big response in both cities.
If you are in any of those cities it would be great if you could come out and cheer me on. www.escapefromdiabetes.com will have all the locations.
Got to get some rest. I swim at 7AM.