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Zen and Karma

Yesterday we explored the yin and yang of being fit. The takeaways are vexing. No matter how fit you are, there are always ways to be fitter. That’s the yin and yang effect. We’re always going round in circles. Or, … Continue reading

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Mortal soles

Last evening we made the decision to allow our cat Wanda go to a peaceful end. At fourteen years old, some of her vital systems were failing. It would not do to see her suffer through weeks of difficulty. Our … Continue reading

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Embracing my inner sloth

While watching an Animal Planet program about the impact of island ecology and evolution, we learned about a colony of pygmy sloths that lives on an island no larger than Central Park in New York. Somehow the population of sloths … Continue reading

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Get into the flow of things, share a lane and seal the deal

It’s been busy at the pool this week. Actually, it’s been busy at both pools this week. On Monday the Vaughn Center pool at 6:15 in the morning was all lanes full. This morning Master’s Swim at Marmion Academy was … Continue reading

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Some naked wisdom from the Old Guys at the pool

Many years back when I first took swim lessons with the aim of becoming a triathlete, I swam at a local recreation center attached to a high school. The pool was a 50 meter wonder once used by the perennial state-level … Continue reading

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The more things stay the same, the more they change us

I know. You think I got that saying in the headline wrong. The traditional statement is to sigh and lament, “Well, you know. The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  Well I say, fuck that.  We’re all … Continue reading

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Cold toes in the shower

Coming back from a mountain bike ride with temps in the low 30s, I knew what to expect when stepping into the shower. My toes were going to hurt.  When your toes hurt from the cold, it’s a sign that … Continue reading

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A real gorilla in the pool

Last week I speculated on what a swim lesson on Saturday would produce in terms of guidance and advice. Knowing how ineffectual my freestyle swim kick could be, I expected to be told to kick harder. Well, it turned out … Continue reading

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Kick you fool

This weekend we’re heading up to Madison, Wisconsin to do the half-marathon. I’m simply hoping my tight old hips hold up all thirteen miles, but I’ll take what I can get. On Saturday, both Sue and I are having swim … Continue reading

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To become a faster swimmer, learn to speak Australian

It’s hard to get up really early and go swimming. There, I’ve said it. Now I’m done complaining. Perhaps it’s hard for you too. The bed is so warm and the covers so comfy. Add in a cat or two … Continue reading

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