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July marks the height of summer. I began swimming outside for the first time this year, first on Lake Massapoag, Massachusetts at a family reunion, then in Marina del Rey. One of the biggest challenges of an ocean triathlon is handling the surf and the cold. In Malibu, the water temperatute at Zuma Beach in September is a few significant degrees colder than it is in Venice Beach right now.
Start of Open Water Training - photo by Marilyn Suchecki Mense

I'll be preparing for the race with exended ocean swims. I've been biking nearly every day, unless I'm exhausted from a long overnight shift at Fox 11 News. Friends who haven't seen me in a while comment that I'm "looking good."

Although I love to bike and swim, the only running I enjoy is on a tennis court. Still, I've recently started adding miles on foot. Since I'm in my fifties, my knees complain on long runs, so I'm training on the beach's hard sand at low tide. My weight has dropped to 195.5, more than 35 pounds from my peak. I was slowed a bit by the pasta, sausage, cheeseburger, and pointlessly high butter fat concoction called strawberry soup that I I ate at my family's July 4th reunion.

One of the best things about competing in the Malilbu Triathlon is that the race reflects the charm and warmth of that coastal community and the proceeds are for a good cause, Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I'm competing in the race thanks to the efforts of Desiree Friedman of MESP who has my eternal gratitude.

Keep reading about my quest to reverse aging. If this 52 year old can take this important anti aging step, anybody can. Is it possible to reverse aging? Stay tuned.

Paul in the Pool - photo by Jennifer Petersen