Category Swimming

Swim the Bridge 2013

Swim the Bridge 2012 was the weekend before the HyVee Tri last year so I opted not to do anything longer than a 500.  This year, the race was moved earlier to July 28 so I decided to do the 1.2 mile.  Matty J and Braxton did the 500.  Because of flooding and water quality […]

Essential Swim Gear

Last night while I sneaked in a quick swim with Braxton (after “breakfast for dinner” and a couple glasses of wine…ugh) I saw a few people giving lap swimming their best attempt, but doing so without the very basics…no cap, no goggles.  I thought I’d share a few of my “must haves” for people who […]

Back in the “Swim” of things…

After I decided I don’t like swimming (or rather I remembered that I don’t like swimming) I took a few weeks off.  This is always a mistake.  I feel like If I run or bike sporadically, I feel slower and tire out faster but still enjoy myself.   When I swim sporadically, I just feel plain […]

New Swim Challenge? Maybe Not.

The Walnut Creek YMCA in Des Moines area has an annual 100x100s on 100 seconds every New Year’s Eve Day.  Not that this would sound familiar to ANY of my old swim buddies.  Just kidding!  Remember Cy’s New Year “parties?”  We did the number of 100’s of the year it was turning on a quick […]

HyVee Tri Race Review

This year’s HyVee Triathlon didn’t fail to impress.  They had a record number of athletes participating and a record number of relay teams: about 300!  This brought out lots more newbies and weekend warriors (yay!  Just like me last year) which was great.  The amount of smiling and helpful volunteers was absolutely astounding. Pre Race: […]

HyVee Tri Recap-My Experience

We did it!  This is part 1 of my race recap.  A more “race-reviewy” post will follow. I was not as nervous for doing the full tri as I was for being on a relay last year, probably because I knew what to expect more or less this time around.  On race morning, I was […]

Matty J and My Juice Fame

Matty J an I were featured as 2 of the 4 young professionals in our local Juice Magazine’s story on the Hy Vee Triathlon.  We were both the featured swimmers.  The only thing I wish readers could have seen from the story is that I really, really, am not good at this.  I am one […]

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