Tips for Open Water Swimming

by Sandy Sanders 2

As the summer continues to roll on, triathlon season is in full effect. Each new season brings with it a crop of motivated athletes trying their hand at triathlons. For many of these “newbies,” open water swimming can be the tri’s most daunting leg. For first ...

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My Own Sweet Victory

by Sandy Sanders 4

One of my goals for 2013 recently came and went. My goal was to complete the 4.4-mile Chesapeake Bay Swim. On Sunday, June 9th, I did just that. It wasn’t a pretty swim. Finishing 21-out-of-21 people in my age group was a far cry from the ...

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Set Your Mind To It

by Karen Mirlenbrink 2

“Damn girl, you strong like bull!” Those were words screamed at me by my shocked Russian client when she found out that I paddled 31 miles in one race last year. Her reaction has stuck with me and brings a smile to my face every time ...

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I Am My Fathers’ Daughter

by Elaine Howley 9

As a little kid, I was definitely a Daddy’s Girl. I fought to sit right next to him on the wide front seat of his banana yellow boat of a car and shoved my brother out to the window side anytime the three of us went ...

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SUPilates

by Karen Mirlenbrink 4

I was first introduced to stand up paddleboarding years ago when I was approached to teach Pilates on the board. Having never really paddled a board before, I was amazed to find that the board I was given to “play with” was essentially a floating yoga ...

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Experiences Are What Make Life Worth Living!

by Michelle Sommers 1

TIME TO GET THAT EXPERIENCE! Experiences are what make life worth living. I recently lost two family members who both lived long, happy lives but it really put things back into perspective for me that life is about creating memories and leaving legacies – not about ...

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