Free Boat Ride
I'll do a full race report in a few days about my experience this morning and I won't dwell too much on the fact that the boat ride back to shore earned me a DNF (Did Not Finish), instead I'll be focusing on what a great overall experience it was to just be out there facing my weakness and moving closer to making it a strength.
The lesson here is prep work. I pushed against my boundaries and discovered that I still have much further to go than I thought I did. Now I know...knowing is half the battle.