This is week four of the "Leap Into Spring" Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are "Rain" and "Water."
On April 7, 2012, several hundred triathletes stood on the shores of Lake Hall, preparing to prove themselves by swimming, biking, and running through the Red Hills Triathlon.
As a volunteer and friend of many of them, I watched in admiration as they prepared to enter the chilly water.
A few mere hours later, it was as if no epic battles of will and fear had been fought.
But the athletes know.
Like Suzy Hamilton said:
"This is about doing something difficult and not stopping when it becomes not just difficult, but cold and difficult... or cold and wet and difficult... or cold and wet and dark and difficult."
Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!
(Next week's theme is Green/Grass. The linky will be up on Friday, May 4)