Cold-Swim Hacks

I don’t like the word warm. It reminds me of pee. And pants. While there might be a big puddle of universal shame when it comes to peeing your pants on land, peeing in your wetsuit in 47-deg water is HEAVEN! I’ve been seeing a lot of helpful posts and articles on how to swim…

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Training Bra

Weird title, but work with me. I’ve been redesigning my blog. Tech scares me, but I’m willing to learn. Recent webinars from WordPress experts have helped. They’re thankfully recorded, so I can go back and remind myself what I thought I understood, but really didn’t. (SO much.) The good news about the redesign is I…

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Open-Water Getting Some Press

Well, press from The Seattle Times, anyway. I submitted a short essay to the paper back in February, after they requested personal stories of women in the outdoors. It’d been a LONG time since I’d submitted anything for publication, but I thought, “What the hell? Can’t hurt, and might feel good to try.” It did…

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Cancer? No Thank You.

In the winter I wear pink swim gloves. I love them, but I’m pretty sure that with all that pink-on-pink color, I caught breast cancer from them. Pretty sure.  Or it might be that I have too much protect-yourself, wear-a-mask, wash-your-hands, wear-gloves, keep-your-distance, never-cough, hoard-toilet-paper American-COVID19 mentality in my head that makes catching breast cancer…

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