Category Archives: NaBloPoMo

The French Connection

What’s more traditional than having French food for Thanksgiving? Nothing, that’s what! For the last couple of years we had gone to Montréal over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. It’s nice to have so much time off all at once, and … Continue reading

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2.4 Miles

“No school, no pool.” That’s been the rule for whether the high school pool will be open for morning lap swim. So we were all a little surprised—and quite pleased—when Pool Guy said he was going to open up the … Continue reading

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Ironman

“When people first hear about this race. This event, they often have but one very simple thought, ‘Why? Why put your body through a test that doesn’t seem possible? Why put your mind through such an extreme exercise of will? … Continue reading

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Punching the Pool

In a kind of multitasking, I’ve been watching YouTube videos about triathlon while riding my bike on the trainer. Sometimes it’s a bootleg recording of the Hawaii Ironman World Championships from a couple decades ago. Other times it’s advice from … Continue reading

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They called my hair “The Aerofoil”

I’ve been cleaning up and cleaning out recently. While doing that, I came across a paper with my high school running times. It’s kinda fun to look at those results from 1990-91. I started my career as a middle- and … Continue reading

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That Diabetes Feeling

A couple days ago Scully suggested that I write about how diabetes feels. It’s an interesting question, and the answer is hard to put into words. I’ve written before about how diabetes is both part of who I am and … Continue reading

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My New Wardrobe

This winter perhaps I’ll take a cue from the MFA’s Hippie Chic exhibit and go retro with my wardrobe. Then again, maybe not.

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Cowboys and East Indians

Despite only living in Wyoming full-time for three years, it’s where I say I’m from. After 15 years in Iowa, Wyoming is where I really came to life. My first summer in Wyoming before school started saw me climb my … Continue reading

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Backstroke

My swim-peep/friend/sometimes-lane-mate Alex is learning backstroke. The results are amusing.

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In the Great Outdoors

I went for a bike ride yesterday, my first time outdoors since the JDRF Ride to Cure in Nashville. (Well, that’s not exactly true, but the less than two miles I rode with a bent derailleur hanger don’t really count.) … Continue reading

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Dreaming and Swimming

I had an interesting dream this morning. I think I’m too tired these days to dream very much, so I was surprised by how vivid and cinematic this particular first-person dream was. The subject was also unusual: swimming. I’m not … Continue reading

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Working on the A1c

I was really early for my endocrinology appointment this morning. It was one of those “arrive really early or struggle to make it on time” choices that had me sitting around in the hospital cafeteria, leisurely eating a muffin and … Continue reading

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BayState Marathon

The marathon is long. That’s pretty much the best way that I can describe it. It’s not the longest athletic endeavor I’ve ever done—that would be a half-Ironman—but it was the duration of it that put me off the idea … Continue reading

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Crêpes Rock!

Things I learned this evening: Cooking crêpes is not that hard. It’s true that the first one was a little small, and that none of the other three were completely round. But they were delicious. They weren’t perfect, but neither … Continue reading

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Hey, Stranger

“Hey, stranger! How was Germany?” Pat was already standing inside the pool lobby, waiting for Pool Guy to show up and turn on the lights at 5:45AM so that we could get our swim on. I hadn’t been at the … Continue reading

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