I would much rather stand on the sidelines and cheer for my friends from the safety of my apartment
Alcatraz Island is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the entire city of San Francisco. Nobody should visit the area without taking a tour of the old federal penitentiary. The fortress and military compound was used as a prison for 1934-1963. Several convicts tried to escape the fortress nicknamed the Rock. It was supposed to be impossible to get out. One time in 1962, a prisoner swam the entire 1.5 mile swim to the shore, but collapsed of hypothermia shortly after. Each year there is a triathlon dedicated to the prison and the 1.5 mile swim is part of the race. The swim is always the hardest part for everyone to complete. I can’t imagine trying to swim away from the prison in the freezing waters of the San Francisco bay. One of my friends tried the race a couple of years ago, but I’m way too out of shape for that kind of crazy race. I can barely run two miles without feeling winded and out of breath. I use recreational marijuana several times throughout the week. San Francisco has several quality cannabis shops. The capacity of my lungs isn’t as strong as it was when I was a teenager. The marijuana helps me with anxiety issues and a fear of birds that keeps me indoors and away from the zoo. I would much rather stand on the sidelines and cheer for my friends from the safety of my apartment. The city is always packed during the weekend of the race, and tourists line the streets. It is the perfect time for someone to check out the city and everything it has to offer.