For Auld Lang Syne

To round out the year today, I went to spin class and then swam after. Both workouts were good, although swimming was more challenging than I had expected. I swam a total of 3,200 meters. A group of four of us swam most of the workout together. It was a repeat of 100 meters withContinue reading “For Auld Lang Syne”

My Year In Review – Bruises

One of my favorite musical bands is Train. Additionally I have a soft spot for Country music. This year Train released a new album with a song titled Bruises. It has the best of both worlds – the great voice of Patrick Monahan accompanied by a guest Country singer, Ashley Monroe. This song is onContinue reading “My Year In Review – Bruises”

My Year in Review – Team Work

Running and triathlon for the most part are not considered team sports with the occasional exception of relay teams. Over the years I have approached training as an individual activity, primarily because I was slower in running and swimming than most of my friends. This year my experience has been much different. Through my writingsContinue reading “My Year in Review – Team Work”

Run, Swim, and Lessons In Hydration

The snow has stopped and it is beautiful to see the trees covered with white frosting. The roads also were clear, however I played it safe and ran inside this morning at my gym. While I am confident to stay clear of patches of ice or snow when I run, I have no control overContinue reading “Run, Swim, and Lessons In Hydration”

Influence of Friends

After reading the weather forecast last night for today, my friends and I decided to meet at 6:15 to swim and get our workout in before the storm was scheduled to hit. Yes, I did not have to work today, but I did not want to spend a day off stuck in snow and traffic.Continue reading “Influence of Friends”

Joy To Last All Year

After a big race I tend to have a bit of the blues that the big event has passed. The same goes for Christmas, if not more so. My celebrations from Christmas Eve through today were truly blessed. Spending time with family and dear friends was wonderful. Good conversations, good food and wine, and thoughtfulContinue reading “Joy To Last All Year”

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

With so much to do to celebrate Christmas Eve, I doubt I will have time to write a thoughtful blog. In keeping with my goal of daily blogging, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Today I swam 2,500 meters, although I had planned to swim 3,000. My friend joined me at theContinue reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Swimming and Cats and Dogs

As I have shared in writing and pictures, I have five animals. My female cat Molly is 18 years old and still looks and behaves like a kitten. She always slept with me, even after I adopted my first dog Phoebe 10 years ago. Then I adopted my second dog Barnabas eight and a halfContinue reading “Swimming and Cats and Dogs”