Tiptoe Amongst the Tulips

I received a pedometer in the mail today. As the sun was shining, I decided to go for a walk and test it out; 8586, it says. I almost chose to walk the trail but decided to go walk my neighborhood, and I am so glad I did. The tulips were going gangbusters. If I…

Flippity Flip

I tried very hard not to psych myself out and wound up surprising myself. I let go of the chase for perfection and decided to try my best. I nailed the wall a couple times on my turns. It felt good and I was in a groove, swimming strong and leading the crew. That was…

Tulip Pedal

Crossed off my bucket list: bike through the tulips. I think biking through the tulips sounds romantic and so quaintly European and I have finally experienced it. Every year, I thought of doing it, I missed the organized ride or it was raining or I just did not want to go alone. Well, I rallied and…

Slowing Down

We started off on what felt like a mundane afternoon stroll, on a route we had tread many a time, and it turned into a charming exploratory urban hike. Having completed our respective errands and to-do lists, Homesy and I did not start our walk until 4 PM. We picked a route towards nature (water),…

The Edge of Perfection

The edge of perfection eluded me all week (and in this case, the edge specifically refers to the pool wall). I got it into my head that I need to fix my flip turns. The strange thing about me is that on my own, I can flip all day, but, with my crew, I can…

Total Body Workout

In a sunnier city this weekend, I basked in the warmth of spring. I could not get enough of the sun and the clear skies and escaped the indoors whenever possible. This included walks, lying (napping) on a blanket, reading and just being still. This afternoon, the whole family decided to go to the park.…

Not So Good, But Working On It

When I go on work trips, I am overcome by a certain anxiety about a marked decrease in exercise, a sudden spike in sitting for extended periods, a change in diet (more food, more alcohol) and fewer hours to move. This is what happens: I get food anxiety about not having enough food to eat…