>Off the Beaten Path>Swimming with box jellies and man o' wars
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The news reports are irritatingly incomplete and contradictory. I really want the details. Some mention sharks (but what does that mean? No mention of sharks in her blog). They talk about the box jellyfish and how they were such a problem in the past and all she was doing to protect herself form them this time, but I don't remember any mention of them last year. Just the man o'wars. This time, no man o'war problems, but nine jellyfish stings I read a couple of times that she lost 6 hours of swimming to being blown of course in the squall yesterday, but I just now read she was actually pulled from the water for hours during that storm. Why wasn't that mentioned before?
This morning the reports said the hypothermia + jellyfish stings were what caused her to stop, but now I read there was another storm that posed safety risks to her and the crew and caused her to be pulled from the water a second time. And to add to the frustration, every time I mention the swim to a colleague, they look at me and say "who?"
Sounds like she was angry about having been pulled out, too.
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
Queen of 3rd Place
mamaofthree: man o' wars are a type of jelly, they have a same type of stinging cells.
Sounds like the final blow was more stormy weather, and it got bad enough to be a threat to the crew. Some more details here, also has a brief explanation of some of the rules. Apparently the reason her lips look so puffy in the pics is that they received some jelly stings. Ugh.
I couldn't find how far she made it, but apparently it was farther than an attempt she made almost 30 years ago. She can hold her head up high.
mta: from her blog today
2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division