This post might relate to the title if one considers writing "war." Really, all I'm saying is that I took the weekend of writing and now I'm rested, I'm going to write again. Instead of writing, I took a trip to my flatmate's cottage for one night and one day. I was participating in their annual "around the lake" race. It was fun!
It starts with cyclists, and they go around roughly two thirds of the lake. They hand off to a runner, who runs about 4kms. They, in turn, hand off to two people in a canoe, who high-tail it to where the kayaks are waiting. The kayak then takes the armband and races to where the swimmers are waiting, and the swimmers go about half a kilometre to the finish line.
I was the swimmer in my first ever around the lake race. Can I just say, I'm terrible! I used to swim a lot (I mean, a lot), so I figured half a kilometre would be nothing. Not so! Not five strokes in, I got a terrible cramp all down my left side and the best I could manage was slow breast-stroke for most of the way. I think I got the cramp for two reasons.
1. I was terribly unprepared for the chill of the water and should have gotten in a great deal sooner to warm up; and
2. I haven't swum in a very, very, very long time and I've lost the ability.
Something good did come of it though. I have decided to once again swim in the mornings. As soon as I have the funds, I'm buying a swim pass at my local community centre and I'm swimming for an hour before work - training for next year's race perhaps.
We arrived back quite late Saturday night. I slept like a log!
Sunday I took my Dad to see Inception. Great, great film. Di Caprio has been selecting very intelligent scripts, and I've got to say, I quite admire him for that. I won't spoil it for anyone, but you must go see it - if you haven't already. I also cleaned the house a bit.
Monday I did absolutely nothing except dream. I didn't put finger to keyboard (how could I? The laptop was off with its rightful owner at her work), I didn't put pen to paper, I didn't write at all. That's not to say that I didn't do anything associated with writing. Dreaming Monday was very productive indeed. I now know precisely how to write the opener for The Osprey and the Crow. Speaking of which, I really need to start that.
Thus I must stop my ramblings and bid you all a fond farewell. Happy Tuesday everyone!