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Any Good Swimming Video Recs?

Hey, swimming YouTube question. I’m trying to solidify my kids’ swimming skills — they can *manage* in deep water, but they can’t really do any recognizable strokes, and are generally inefficient and it makes me nervous that they might get into trouble. I took Anand to the pool today and spent a while working on …

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Watching the World Go By

I think I was a little overoptimistic about Wednesday afternoon’s booster shot. Yesterday, my arm was quite sore at the injection site all day, with a hot, raised, discolored welt. Not really a problem unless I touched it, or tried to sleep on my left side, but annoying. More of an issue, I was just …

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Got My Second Moderna Booster

Got my Moderna vaccine booster today (second booster, as I am 50 years old, and it’s now recommended for those 50 years and older who got their first booster more than four months previously, along with those who are immunocompromised). Yes, I feel a little old now. I scheduled it easily at a Walgreens website …

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Building Cardio Capacity

Feeling pleased with myself that I actually got myself to swimming on time today for a change, so that I could do a full 20 minutes. (I woke up at 5:30, which definitely helped with making at 8:25 a.m. swim time.) My goal right now is to build up my cardio capacity, which is very …

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Questions for Swimmers

Questions for swimmers below, but first, note to self: Even if you arrive at the pool literally 7 minutes before the end of the session, you can get three laps in, and three laps are better than nothing. You will be glad you did them. Also, sessions end at 8:45, not at 9. Remember that …

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Investing in Health

Quick fitness / swim update: So a little under 6 weeks ago, I started training with Liz Fairweather. She comes to my house and we work out in the basement. I had already started trying to get back in the habit of regular cardio, and was doing a minimum of 20 minutes (usually more like …

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Hopping Back on the Exercise Wagon

cw: exercise. So, I’ve hopped back on the exercise wagon, after a few months of not managing it consistently. Honestly, it was pretty rocky during the whole pandemic — initially, I think I was fairly depressed, and my activity levels took a sharp nosedive during lockdown. While that improved for a while last summer, I …

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