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…

Over the Bridge We Go

For the week’s urban hike installment, Pooch, Bestie and I set our sights on the Mercer Island Thrift Shop. Note the use of the word island. The only way over, besides swimming or paddling, is to walk across the I-90 Floating Bridge. It is the second longest floating bridge in the world and an official…

Will Walk For Books

Welcome to Independent Bookstore Day 2017, urban hike style! I thought we could cover the middle loop from Greenwood to Downtown Seattle, but we covered the Green Lake Loop in eight hours, reaching five stores. Granted, there was much book browsing and stopping in non-bookstore locales, and, with all of that, it turned into an…