Category Archives: swimming

Abhyasa: What am I making a priority?

Abhyasa is a new word to me.  It means practice in Sanskrit  I encountered this word in Rolf Gates’ Meditations from the Mat which I have been dipping in and out of since the beginning of the year. As I began … Continue reading

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Laps, cake shots and financial advising: Happy birthday to me

It’s my birthday.  I wrote about turning 55 in the past few weeks so that is no surprise.  For a few weeks I have been thinking about what I would do for my birthday that was a multiple of 55. … Continue reading

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Last time to the lake and other thoughts on a month of rest

Today was the final open water swim of the season. Days are getting shorter, the water is getting colder, and it is time to take a few months off from the open water. I will miss it and the Tribe, … Continue reading

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Missing puzzle pieces: Alignment and breathing

Swimmers know that the streamline position is fundamental. So is breathing.  I have known this but everything seemed to click after my return from California.  Sam and I have worked hard on improving my stroke for months – extending, leading … Continue reading

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Barb’s Race recap: part 1

I have already established the fact that I didn’t finish – along with a lot of other people who were doing one of the 4 races held Saturday.  So now for what was good about the trip and what’s next.  … Continue reading

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Gatorfest weekend: PR’s, friends , and N-1

I have had a fantastic weekend in Augusta, Georgia.  It has been a weekend filled with good friends, swimming, biking, and good food. To top it off, I set a personal record and had a personal victory in my swim. … Continue reading

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Capital of Dreams: Just jump

I had one main reason to return to Capital of Dreams this year – to jump off the boat. Initially I was going back to Raleigh this weekend but when I cancelled that race because I was sick all winter, … Continue reading

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