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ArtLung posts tagged with “swimming” ·

  • Beach Time, Not Quite

    It was warm yesterday. I went to the beach late in the day but the water is 56 degrees F. The lifeguard says it doesn’t get into the 60s until June. I now know 56 is too cold for me now, my calves were instantly numb, and not in a good way. Hypothermia is not…

  • “Hi, I’m Joe”

    Four days in a row swimming. Previous days-in-a-row maximum for daily lap-swimming: seven. Day before yesterday I swam for longer, arrived early, and it was quite busy. There was a group of special needs kids doing laps. I waited patiently for an opening as all the other lanes were doubled. I had been nervous about…

  • Hypoxic Training?

    So yesterday I worked a short day, then Leah and I did errands, including more last-phase moving from the old house. At the end of the day, Leah went to a blogger meetup thing in Calabasas, and while she was there I went to the great public pool near there. I swam for longer than…

  • Water is a Balm for my Self

    I’ve been pondering how it is that I can get a mania for swimming when any daily exercise routine I’ve adopted has fallen by the wayside. But I have no trouble getting in the water to swim. Last week I asked my friend Chris, who I’ve now known for 22 years, if it makes sense…

  • The Underwater Boy

    Tuesday morning on the way to Camarillo I was stuck in some traffic: Yesterday morning I went into work early, via PCH, and the overcast was sort of pretty: And this is what I look like after a swim: I think of swimming laps as a bit like methadone. I’m looking forward to the heroin…

  • Ode To Thursday

    Who am I kidding? I don’t want to write an ode. It’s six in the mornin’. Starting early. Having lunch with a good pal I’ve not seen in a few years. This could be fun. Swam yesterday, TWICE. Even shared a lane swimming laps. It was fine. I swam every day in the past 7…

  • And Then…

    So we got a phone call yesterday that we got the house where we’re going to live next. Having this settled (even in the absence of paperwork, which we’ll do today) is a great load off our minds. Once again the wisdom of simply driving around where you want to live and looking for signs…

  • File under: Stepdad Pride, Swimming, Other

    I was radar gunned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff in Malibu on my way to work. Got a pass because I was with the pack. The day is beautiful. The Pacific was blue, shimmering, calm and inviting. If only the water temperature were higher. Ah well, no matter — yesterday I went swimming at…

  • Rock, Zevon, Swimming, Moving

    Some Zevon this morning, from a live recording on the Internet Archive that’s pretty good, which I found via UBM: I can saw a woman in two But you won’t want to look in the box when I’m through I can make love disappear For my next trick I’ll need a volunteer And more Zevon:…