This was a shot of joy. My friend Stokley’s daughter Lavinia (aka Lava) who is 13 and has been a pool swimmer for a few years told me she wanted to try lake swimming. I loaned her a wetsuit and off we went with Stokley paddling the orange kayak escort. Lava was born to it. … More An Open Water Swimmer is Born
Back in February or so when I decided to commit to doing the three separate events of an Ironman this summer, I knew I was lobbing a freakout to my future self. There would come a time when the training runs, rides and swims would start to load up heavy and I would wonder what … More A Cupcake Run + A 60-Mile Ride
Hey Kids, I’m hosting a low-threshold and fun virtual fitness challenge for the month of May. I’ve been involved in a similar one myself for the past month and finding it motivating and a good online community. So, you are invited to get in on this. I’m calling it May: You Be Fit! One cool … More May: You Be Fit!
The Frolic is a regular event I started as a way to bring people together to play, and it’s gaining ground. Once a month, we meet up to do something fun and social in motion. It doesn’t have to be vigorous, but it’s more than just sitting or standing around. It also doesn’t have to … More Frolic #2
Left to my own devices, I would frolic all the live-long day. Going from one interest to another. Not entirely unproductive, but errands and accomplishments woven with reverie. I think about how to make that a legit part of my life. And in the past month, I decided to incorporate an official Frolic into my … More I Frolic. You?
It is not as big a deal as I thought it would be–getting older. But I still love noticing things that smack me into feeling what it was like to be new here. One of those things is riding a bike. I was out riding Mercer Island with Rachel S earlier this summer. I got … More Three Scoops of Ageless Bliss
Our annual rite of January 1– run the Resolution 5K ending in a dive into Lake Washington. Here were some of the sights and sounds… Happy New Year y’all.
It was brought to my attention last night by my beloved uncles that I visited, ran in AND blog posted on the STATE of MISSOURI not one month ago, yet it didn’t appear in my recent big list of Places I’ve Run! Quel oversight! Missouri, I hope you can forgive me. Such is the quality … More Special Missouri Appreciation Edition!
We’re heading into the thick of the holiday goodness. I travelled all day yesterday and arrived to hang with my extended Memphis family. Dinner included Italian meatloaf sliced to reveal a section of hardboiled egg inside, mashed potatoes, endive salad with Maytag bleu cheese and pine nuts, glazed carrots, and nephew-made cinnamon rolls for dessert. … More Christmas Eve Eve and a Run on the River
This week we’re shouting out to people taking fitness classes of all kinds. When you find a class you like, it makes keeping the habit of fitness so much easier. Here’s why: #1) It’s on your calendar, so you’re more likely to stop what you’re doing and keep your date with it rather than procrastinating … More Shout Outs to People Taking Class