I've slowed down my triathlon activity because of the serious heat we've had this summer. I did the hometown Heatwave Classic, and like many others, posted a personal slowest record finish. It didn't help that the old guys' swim wave started last, putting us on the run course at around 9:30. By then the temperature was approaching 90 degrees.
Earlier this summer, a group of us paddled down the Pearl River from the reservoir to Mayes Lake. It was a great trip with the exception of a tough headwind for the last couple miles. JD and Kyle couldn't resist a leap off the structure that protects an area of the bank from erosion.
Kyle sports an unusual style of headgear.
Above, three baby Martins in a gourd nest, wathching for mom and dad with food delivery.
Delta State University Fighting Okra
Paul and I took part in the Open Water Swim at Eagle Lake again this year. Paul finished 3rd and I was 5th in the Male Masters division. Kay Vee finished 3rd in her age group in the triathlon.