With the Olympics starting and all this Phelps/Lochte rivalry, it’s made me start to miss swimming.
I think Sheila and/or myself have mentioned several times that we were on the swim team in high school. Senior year, though, we both had the unfortunate circumstance of being injured. She, with shoulder problems. Me, with an ovarian cyst that apparently took over my body and was mistaken for both appendicitis (by my dad) and a hernia (by me).
Anyway, it was a bummer to be out of practice, mainly because it was our senior year, but also there are few things more boring than watching other people swim. We did, however, correctly predict that one of our teammates was pregnant. Made our time on the sidelines seem slightly more worthwhile.
One of the exciting things about senior year swim season that we DID get to participate in was the annual white water rafting trip. For something so wild and adventurous, I only really remember three things about it:
1) Our male guide had a nice hot pink manicure, and casually mentioned that he dresses in drag on the weekends.
2) Our friend Sarah (pictured below, posing as a Speedo model) got pitched from the raft during a particularly rough patch and trapped underneath. She later penned the experience in a short story she titled “8 Minutes.” As in, she was stuck underneath the raft without oxygen for 8 full minutes. The genre of the story could be classified as a drama.
3) The snacks provided, which the guides referred to as “river wraps.” I remember finding them remarkably delicious, especially considering my nausea caused by the smell of our rented wetsuits, resembling that of a sponge that you’ve used for too long.
This isn’t really a recipe, but here we are 6 years later and I’m still making them.
Slather a wrap or tortilla with peanut butter- I like the multigrain Flat Outs.
Drizzle some honey over it, and add some cereal of your choice- go for something crunchy but light like Special K or Corn Flakes. This time I used Fiber Plus Caramel Pecan which added some extra sweetness and flavor. Highly recommend.
Roll it up and eat right away, or these are the perfect thing to save for later because they don’t need to be kept at a certain temperature. And, if you pick a good cereal, it shouldn’t get soggy for a while. Enjoy!
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