Blackberry Festival on Bremerton Island

In urban hike style, Homsey and I decided to take the ferry to Bremerton Island. The fast ferry does not operate on weekends, so we took the normal, one hour ferry. I brought The New Yorker and caught myself up to the current issue while Homsey took a nap. Somehow, I find that being on…

Open Water Swimmer

Twice, Elle and I swam in Lake W. You already know my reasons for avoiding that lake. Well, turns out, not all beaches are the same. The first day, I told myself that it would be fine, and I am a seasoned race competitor, not scared of things like milfoil and grindylows. I wore my…

It’s Always a Good Morning

This week and last, I capitalized upon my mornings. At my last job, I would dream of all the things I would do, if only I started at a reasonable hour (not 6:30 AM). Even upon the rare occasion of a 7 AM start, I would find wonderful ways to use my time: a walk…

End of Summer Updates

First, a note from PowerBar: “You’re stronger than you think.” Team Awesome finished top three in our triathlon. The runner was responsible for our numbers and timing chips… and showed up ten minutes before my wave. By then, the cyclist and I had formed a backup plan: I would swim and run. Thanks to my…

What’s Up, Summer?

Summer accomplishments: 100 fly!!! I slowed around 75, but I focused on my form and finished strong! Conquered my fears, sort of. Every year, jumping into the lake is a challenge. Milfoil creeps me out, and going over it is so scary. I think about all the creatures lurking below, and the sweepy-sway of the…

Birthday Tour

Playing tourist on Homsey’s birthday with an out-of-town guest, we hit some of the city’s high points: Birthday brunch at Portage Bay with huge portions of crab omelette and a ginormous mimosa pitcher. Honestly, this was the best deal of the day. We got about nine to ten servings out of it and it was…

Discoveries

It has been a month of life events, hence I have been lax with my writing. Not to say that I have not been working out and urban hiking, just that writing was not prioritized. It will be another full couple of weeks, but I will commit to writing more frequently. Anyhow, last weekend, Homsey…