Monday, October 19, 2009

Under the Sea

Today I rode my bike to work. I'm running home after work. It is actually easier to fit my bike/run commuting around work when I'm not doing training-specific workouts.

I shreeked under water through my snorkel when I saw this long yellow fish. He is so cool! I have no idea what he is called, but he looks like a Dr. Seuss fish to me.

I was poking around in some tide pools when I found this sea snake. I hopped out of the tide pool faster than you could count to two! Later someone told me they think it's an eel. I'm sticking with sea snake - it makes my freakout-to-get-to-dry-land much more acceptable.


And this was my post-race flop!

15 comments:

Rebecca DeWire said...

I LOVE snorkeling! I used to love to snorkel with those plastic underwater cards and if I remember correctly, your yellow Dr. Seuss may be a trumpet fish. Your pics are amazing.

Teresa said...

Fun fishies...wish we could take pics during the event. Glad you got to flop, I mean float. :)

tn

FLATOUT JIM said...

Did I read that right? a week after you placed at KONA, you are doing a ride to work, and a run home?

You are an Ironanimal

IAN said...

This place was AWESOME!!

I agree, the workouts are much easier without worrying about HR, topography, cadence, pace, etc...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Ironanimal - I love that from Flatout Jim!

Lovely photos Charisa - what pretty sights.

Caroline said...

You forgot to mention the ride to coffee for a mid-morning work break! That was the highlight of my day ;) So great to rehash the ironman stories, and to hear whats up next for you. What a season you've had!!! Truly inspirational!
Oh, and regarding the sea snake or eel- they're both extremely gross. And to think people eat them! Have they never seen the shreaking eels in 'The Princess Bride'?? Eewwwwwww.
Let me know when you want to ride to coffee again =)

t-odd said...

Love the underwater pictures. I learned to scuba off of Maui and just love the sea life. Nice flop!

Jill Costantino said...

Such fantastic pics! I'd be outta that water just as quick as you if not faster! LOL! Those things are not so cool.
Seriously - bike to work and run home wth?

Meg Runs said...

eeek on the snake! Those pictures are so clear under water!

Ordinarylife said...

Awesome pictures. And I would also have been out the water quicker than you could say snake.

ADC said...

Nice pics. I like that flop. Fun!

Trishie said...

Wow, great photos ! what kind of camera did you use ?

GoBigGreen said...

Love the buoyant pic! So pretty. I think i have to go watch kona next year or qualify when i get in an easier AG:) ha!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I LOVED the snorkeling out there - thanks for sharing the pictures! Next time in hawaii, I must get an underwater camera :) Beautiful!

solarpowered said...

I've been waaaaaayyy behind in reading blogs (or posting on mine!) but I'm all caught up now :) Congrats on an awesome Kona race, beautiful pics here, and of course, a great flop!