Category Archives: Lake Tahoe Width Crossing

Figuring This Out

Had dinner with Maurice tonight, which was long overdue. We haven’t seen each other since before Christmas, as evident by us finally exchanging Christmas presents (btw, we’ve never done that before, but this year we both had the same idea … Continue reading

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Not Going Postal

This Saturday my pool is doing something called a “1 Hour Postal Swim” where people are going to see how many yards they can swim in 60 minutes. Never planned on doing it since I don’t like racing or seeing … Continue reading

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K+ and Mg+2 Are My New Best Friends

Hit the pool today for a “reverse pyramid” (as I call it) with 1 L of coconut water (super high in K+) and 1 L of Osmo Hydration (high in Mg+2) and some pasta. Today’s set was: Interval Description Subtotal … Continue reading

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First Real Scare / Pushing Limits

Today was my first real big swim – 8 x 20 minute swims. Knew it was going to be a long one. I brought 2 liters of water and some food with me to the pool.  Everything was fine for … Continue reading

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Squirrels Are Smart? Since when?

[Note: Let me quickly explain the post title: I sometimes, a lot of the time, will completely forget something right after you tell me. My brain has a lot of useless information in it though and I can’t seem to … Continue reading

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Fish Can Fly

Ironic that when picking today’s clothes, I selected my white “Fish Can Fly” t-shirt (more info: here). It’s a shirt that U2’s Bono designed to help raise money for Wildlife Conservation Society and the Conservation Cotton Initiative. It’s meaning is … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement

I’m trying to consolidate my posts so it’s less posting on here of my daily activities. Plus that’s kind of, well, weird for me too on one hand. I had a couple of great Masters workouts on Wednesday and Thursday. … Continue reading

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Getting My Groove Back!

Talked with Janet Manning yesterday afternoon.  She’s great with pep talks! Luckily she was driving so couldn’t answer my text so she called instead.  She was on her way to pick up a snake (that’s another story…she’s afraid of them … Continue reading

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Breathe & Regroup

Feeling a bit better now, but still have some mental cloudiness that I need to break through. My thoughts went dark quickly on Friday and I couldn’t control it. What was worse was the people I was talking to just … Continue reading

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Fear

I’m probably overthinking right now, but I’m finding myself already slipping into a mental state where I’m afraid that I’m in over my head. This is my first open water swim EVER. I haven’t even been swimming in a lake … Continue reading

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