The Navy made a big splash today with the annual Fleet Week celebrations and sailors all over the city. While I missed the flotilla and fireworks, I did encounter a triathlon veteran who talked about training with Navy Seals and how it improved his mental capacity. One night they ran around the base of huge sand hills, wearing shoes to protect their feet from splintered glass interspersed in the deep dry sand, while live bullets whistled passed their heads. He said that it all seemed too hard until he thought of the hills as being snow covered, and, loving the winter sports, started skiing along the beach. He won the race and a souvenir. I wonder if there is an easier way to get the tshirt….?!