It’s official, and I don’t think a surprise to anyone. The Golden Mile® for 2020 has been postponed until October 11. Why? You may ask, well, my answer is here at this link. The new date may cause some conflicts with those that like to celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day on the 11th, but you will still have most of the day to party. We will be conjoining the Golden Mile® with the Rowdy and Lucky 1-mile swim. (To prevent a mass of emails, I will clarify we will not be swimming 2 miles only one. This is unless you email me asking if we will be swimming two miles or two one-mile races back to back, then the answer is, yes, for you only.) We feel this is the best option for everybody. The proceeds will be split between the Lake Cane Restoration Society and the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center scholarship fund. We will be awarding the gold medals for the overall winners and the winners of the swimmer-of-the-ages divisions. Golden Mile® age group 1-3 awards will also be given for all age groups, and survivor medallions will be presented to everybody that, well, survives.
Lucky’s Lake Swim is still shut down. When will we reopen? Not sure, but if you see hoards of naked people dancing in the streets that is a positive sign, so check the website then. www.LuckysLakeSwim.com
For those of you that were planning on doing the Trans Am Tri, which begins with a 50K swim at Lucky’s Lake Swim, followed by a 4950 Kilometer bike ride with a sprint finish running 480 kilometers, then you are out of luck. It has been coronavirus canceled. Lucky is bummed because he was getting ready to mail in his entry when he got the notice of cancellation.
And now for the good news about the Coronavirus Pandemic.
That’s about it for the good news, but we will keep you updated.
In other news:
Not liking quarantine? Would you like some fun in isolation? Then Eat Pray Swim’s 10th anniversary is for you. That’s right – Corona Virus will NOT stop us celebrating Easter. Entirely virtually, with the most Reverend Tom Welch will sharing the message of the Risen Christ at daybreak Sunday morning, we will gather in the Spirit – and through technology! That’s the Pray part. Stand by for a link and further instructions on how-to and all that (Tom’s looking for a Grace app).
Now for the Eat part – we all know Geno’s fame as a pancake maker and flipper. It turns out – his recipe for pancakes all these years is “open the box, add water and stir”. Let’s come up with some pancake ideas we can all make at home. We’ll compete by sharing recipes with everyone so we can all eat the pancakes of our dreams on Easter morning.
The contest includes three categories for recipes – in each category, a winner will be recognized as “an outstanding pancake maker” by food journalist Marta Madigan! As it is Geno’s tradition to cook in an apron, we will have three aprons made as prizes for the winners – each apron with the 10 Year EPS logo. IF you win, IF you are one of the three “outstanding pancake makers” chosen, then we will ship you an EPS apron of your very own!.
Here are the contest rules:
- Submit (post) your pancake recipe to the LCRS website (there will be a link on the Lucky’s Lake Swim website too) by April 9 – please include a picture(s) of you and your pancakes!
- Three of the contestants submitting recipes will receive recognition as “outstanding” – and anapron! here are the there categories:
(a) Heirloom recipe – can be American or ethnic or whatever Granny taught you to make!
(b) Healthy recipe – using whole wheat, gluten-free, vegan, whatever you think is healthy – Colorado entries cannot cross state lines!
(c) Hilarious recipe – be creative, extravagant, and funny!
- Once you winners receive your aprons, please submit a picture of you in your apron (in speedos and apron or bikini and apron optional)
Now for the Swim part! Um…here is the thing. Lucky’s Lake Swim remains closed to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. As you likely know, each year for Easter, we pass the hat for a local charity. Last year and this year, we chose Edgewood Children’s Ranch. Knowing what a bummer it is to miss Lucky’s swim, we ask that everyone consider a donation to the Edgewood Children’s Ranch to show your appreciation for folks on Easter who really need some help. Edgewood Children’s Ranch has helped Orlando-area families and children since 1966 with no government funding, a belief that a relationship with Christ is a key to healing families http://edgewoodranch.com/ … our pay pal button makes donation easy PLUS if you wish to purchase EPS 10th anniversary gear; a portion of each purchase will go to Edgewood Children’s Ranch, or you could do both!
What happens when Lucky’s Lake Swim shuts down? Well, it apparently turns into to a film studio. Here are three “educational” films on coronavirus, two of which feature Pigmaan, and are clearly more disturbing than the current pandemic.