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…

Response Time

I had two recent experiences at the pool, which sharply contrasted each other. How I respond to situations is something of a work in progress for me. I cannot say that I am even doing particularly well, but in taking a moment to reflect, I hope to learn. R has always slightly intimidated me. I…

Playing with the Big Boys

On an off day, and arriving late, my lane was occupied by a pair of medium swimmers who looked like they needed the lane more than me. I joined the Very Fast lane, and hung with the fast guys. All I could think of was the song, Playing with the Big Boys, from The Prince…