Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Pass the jelly

Well for the first time in my triathlon/open water career I've had an unfavorable encounter with a sea critter. Today I jammed my exposed right arm into a 6 inch Lion's Mane jellyfish. I was about 25 yds off shore and was pretty well panicked as I tried to get in without hitting another one. At first it really burned like hell. Now the bicep and shoulder are achy. This sucks. It's far from life threatening, but damn it's no fun.