Category Archives: swimming

Week 5 – When in doubt

It was Friday and I was tired.  I was debating what to do.  It was a beautiful 79 degrees outside and I had my bike with me.  I should ride.  But I really didn’t want to for some reason.  Really, … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Hello new year!

It’s a new year. What, you say?  No, it’s August!  It is for me though, and for many other people.  The academic year began again this week  For me that meant several events to attend.  Some of them conflicted with … Continue reading

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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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