Friday, March 30, 2018

Fun Blog Post about a 2.5mi Carribean swim

I have no new Lake Michigan swims to report, but here is a fun blog post about a 2.5mi swim in the Carribean:

http://www.shutupandrun.net/2018/03/i-came-i-swam-i-almost-threw-up-nevis.html

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Great Swim!!!

A picture is worth a thousand words

Sunday, December 3, 2017

BFC Part II

Next Swim: Today @ noon

Back by popular demand we are bringing to you the all inclusive BFC (Brown Fat Camp) session. Everyone is welcome to this new and improved Part Dos.Nothing better to tackle the Holidays than some BF.

See ya by la playa.

PS.- Eraso sendo batek bataila irabazi du erdia

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Brown Fat Camp

Next Swim: Today at Noon

Come and join us in our search to increase our fat

We all know the benefits all cold water:

  1. It boosts your immune system
  2. It gives an endorphin high
  3. It enhances your circulation
  4. It increases your libido
  5. It burns more calories
  6. It reduces stress
Also, we know when it comes to losing weight and burning fat, nothing is black and white. But new research shows there may be some benefit in looking more closely at brown—fat, that is. Researchers have long known that many of us have too much white fat: The kind that ups the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. But now, emerging research is proving that it's possible to boost our levels of brown fat, which is considered healthful since it actually helps us burn calories and sucks white fat out of the rest of the body. 

One of the ways to increase Brown Fat is to turn down the temperature. 
Nobody likes to be very cold, and you might assume that cold temps even increase your risk for becoming sicker, but studies are now telling us otherwise. Research is now suggesting that due to the near-constant use of air conditioners and heating systems indoors, plus less time spent outside in nature, a general “lack of exposure to temperature variation” could be a contributor to low brown fat concentration.

So, which better way to increase your Brown Fat that swimming with the Kru?

See ya by la playa

PS.- Ados nago ados ez egotea

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Turkey Day Dip (aka Re-frost the Turkey)

Next Swim: 9AM Thanksgiving morning

Last Swims: Itch and probably Diablo, no details to share

Announcing the first annual (?) Thanksgiving Klode Kru Turkey Day Dip.

Are you... worried that you won't be able to hack the cold water on January 1st and want to do a dry-run, oops, wet-run before the Polar Plunge?

Or... are you dreading the day with family and looking for an amazing accomplishment to yammer on about at the dinner table?

Or... has your Facebook feed been devoid of newsworthy stunts lately?

Or... are you looking for a way to avoid setting the table, running the vacuum, mashing the potatoes, etc, etc, plus an extra bonus sure-fire way to annoy your spouse?

No matter what your dark motivations are, come to the beach and do a quick dip with us on Thanksgiving.

We're giving a turkey to all participants. (No, we're not.)

You have We'Taco to thank for this bit of holiday madness.

p.s. to Diablo: Ardi galdua atzeman daiteke, aldi galdua berriz ez.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Endless Summer

Next Swims: No idea

Last Swim:
Sunday noon
Water: 47.?  flat as glass
Clarity: crystal clear at shore, turquoise but unclear away from shore
Crew: Diablo, Itch, Showgirl
Shore Support: We'Taco, Gumdrop, Squeeze o'Showgirl
Skin/Suit: 1/2, 1/2, 1

It was so long since my last swim that I forgot to bring a towel. 

The air and water temps were about the same as we less-than-enthusiastically got ready to enter the water.

In an amazing act of cold-water fortitude, Itch swam to the birches.  Diablo went to sewerpipe, and I did a tiny loop around the rock pile. They both wore wetsuit shirts, and I wore the whole suit.

Itch may be the new Diablo.  What will THAT do to the swimming universe???