Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Swim Plans

Memorial Day Weekend Swims:
Saturday May 26th, 1PM
Sunday & Mon, TBD, open to suggestions

Imagine my excitement when I receive this pic from Itch.
Then imagine my disappointment when he texts me a little while later to tell me it was a mistake.  His apology:  “Sorry, but dashed hopes are par for the course....... our bread and butter.”  I hate to admit it but he may be right.  Going to the beach this early in the season with the expectation of warm (or at least bearable) water temp is setting yourself up for disappointment.  Nevertheless the lure of the lake is irresistible.  See you on the beach!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

2018 Swim Season Open

Next Swim:  TBD - there was talk of swimming Sunday, but it’s cold and very rough.  It won’t be long though. Stay tuned

First Swim:  Saturday May 5th 1:30PM
Water Temp: 49
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Crystal
Crew:  Drangonfly, Showgirl, Diablo, Itch
Shore Support: Patriarch, North Shore Nancy, Handyman Hank, Squeezashowgirl

There was no plan to swim yesterday.  But start with a warm sunny Spring day.  Mix in brunch with some of the Crew. Season with Bloody Mary’s.  Throw in some “I Dare you to”s.  Top it off with a text from Itch.  Pretty soon we’re headed to the beach.

After the swim we celebrated with some of our favorite beverage.  So the swim season is open.  Though in truth last year’s season never ended.  Itch and Diablo swam all through the winter.  Yes.  Really.
 
As always the beginning of the season inspires dreams of high seas adventures.  I ran into Magic Mike this morning and he told of his plan to swim three events in three Great Lakes in eight days.  And that’s just a warm-up for swimming events in all five Great Lakes.

And If all that doesn’t fire you up, check out Itch and Diablo in their matching wetsuits.  Aren’t they ADORABLE?



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