What’s In My Swim Bag?

What’s In My Swim Bag?

What basic gear would I recommend for your swim bag (or swim kit, as some folks call it)? Well, let’s take a look in mine to give you an idea what might go into yours. Swim Suit Probably the first, and most important item is my swim suit (or costume). I wear...
Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Comfort Barrier If the water is cooler than you are comfortable with, or even really cold, should you wear a wetsuit? Well, my short answer to this question is, if the cold will keep you from swimming, but otherwise you are fit, capable and eager to go, then wear a...
How To Eat More Vegetables – Part 2

How To Eat More Vegetables – Part 2

Continued from Part 1… Why Bother Emphasizing Vegetables So Much? In this post I am not urging you to become a vegan or a vegetarian. I am simply advocating that you eat A LOT MORE vegetables than you are. If you are anywhere close to average, you are not coming...
How To Eat More Vegetables – Part 1

How To Eat More Vegetables – Part 1

Need a reason to eat more vegetables?  How about improving recovery after hard athletic efforts?  You may look up these Foods to Improve Athletic Performance & Recovery. on NutritionFacts.org. I’ve been running a lot longer distances this season. With two or...
Spend One Kind Of Energy For Another

Spend One Kind Of Energy For Another

Do you know what its like to spend energy of one kind in order to gain energy of another kind?  That’s what it usually feels like for me when I go swim. It doesn’t have to be ‘easy’ swimming either. Most often I train quite strenuously,...
Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

In the Positive Psychology realm, ‘engagement’ (Seligman) is another term for ‘flow state’ (Csikszentmihaly) which I’ve written quite a lot about in a previous series of posts. An aspect of this engagement or flow is being absorbed in a...