Last Saturday was supposed to be my first 2.4 mile open water swim race but it got canceled due to the rain. It was being held in St Petersburg, FL. Luckily this area of town is my old stomping grounds. I went to school on 54th Ave south so when the race got canceled I knew many places to go and have some fun.
Being that it was so early in the morning and I was skipping my normal morning routine to do the race I needed to get my exercise in. So I found a local LA Fitness and swam for one hour.
|Haslam's is AWESOME!!|
After the swim, I called a buddy of mine and we met up at Haslam’s Book Store (Florida’s largest new and used book store This place is really cool. It’s a HUGE, 60 year old book store of new, used and rare books. It’s always on my todo list when I visit St Pete.
|I love this place.|
My next stop was Cigar City Brewing in Tampa. For those of you who don’t know, my other hobby (other than triathlons) is home brewing beer, wine, cider and mead (honey wine). Cigar City is one of my favorite breweries and it happens to be in Tampa, FL (on my way home). I took the brewery tour (for the second time) and had a beer.
While at the brewery I found a new cycling jersey (can I get a WooWoo!!)
So even though the race got canceled I had a blast. I will try the 2.4 mile open water swim again in August. This ones in Jacksonville (which happens to have over 12 microbreweries in the area J )
|Barreled aged beers!! My favorite. |
Wood makes everything taste better.
|The back of the brewery|
|The first three brewing tanks (A1, D2, and C3)|
Which have been renamed by the brewers (with photos) as
A1 = with photo of a cow..Get it A1 steak sauce and cows
D2 = R2D2 with photo of Star Wars R2D2
C3 = C#PO with photo of Star Wars C3PO
|The back part of the tasting room|
|My new Jersey|
(no I don't shave on the weekends)
|My LOONNGG arm selfie.|
|I just had to buy it.|
Now I need a Terrapin Brewery jersey.