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Category Archives: Other Sports

Another pause

January 18, 2016 | Iconic marathon swim, Other Sports, Spirit of Marathon Swimming | Permalink

Unfortunately, my pool access has been put on hold. Maintenance had to be done so I’ve been out of it for a couple weeks now. That’s ok, better now than closer to the big swim (attempt #2) in early summer. Plus, I’ve been lifting with my awesome wife. Lifts are getting bigger, at least in […]

Day 3 and Day 4

July 24, 2015 | Other Sports, Swimming Anthropology | Permalink

Didn’t swim at all on day 3 of the Croatian vacation because this happened instead: Our son wanted to skydive for his graduation present, so we thought why not do that in Croatia?! He loved it, and wanted to immediately go back up. I had to tell him no, though, because it ain’t cheap. Especially […]


April 30, 2015 | Other Sports | Permalink

I’ve tried, dear reader(s), to swim year-round here, but it’s just not going to happen. Too busy at work, and too few locations where I can swim indoors. They just don’t appreciate swimming here that much. But, thankfully, there are opportunities for cross-training here. And fun opportunities! Many years ago, while we were stationed in Monterey, […]

Nerpa Seals Repelled by Red Flags

March 5, 2012 | Other Sports | Permalink

Today’s guest blogger is my wife, the delightfully insane recent finisher of the Lake Baikal (Half) Marathon. Enjoy dear reader(s)! Enough of this paddling around in warm waters followed by a Mai-Tai and a massage.  Let’s talk about a real challenge.  That’s right, finding a shower with good water pressure in Siberia.  Oh, and running […]