Summer 2021 was a ROARING SUCCESS in the fun department!!!
In early June, Heather and I teamed up and raced in the Bellingham SwimRun at Lake Padden.
Remember, SwimRun is swimming in your running shoes and running in your wetsuit! Trail – lake – trail – lake – trail – lake… never changing gear, just swimming dirty and running wet and wild!
(If you’re on Facebook, click here to watch our “This is Swimrun” short video.)
Ninja Warrior Way-of-Life!
Heather and the kids have been training and competing in Ninja Warrior obstacle racing since pre-pandemic.
There is a world-class gym here in town called Life Force Ninja…
We’ve put time and elbow grease into our own obstacle course at home, too.
*in July, Heather and Jazzy traveled to Las Vegas for the UNAA Ninja World Championships, where they will both compete in the champs!
California Whitewater Reunion!
I also had the great honor to visit my California whitewater crew from my 20’s!
I flew down for a weekend and spent two days paddling the river I first learned on, the South Fork of the American.
I hadn’t reunited with these close, close friends on the river this way in 18 years. It was MAGICAL!
My Latest Home-Improvement Project
As for what project I worked on at home… we’ll, it’s been a slow but VERY fun journey.
When Covid hit in March 2020, we added a swim spa to our backyard so we could all keep swim-training despite all the larger pools being closed.
Once the pool was positioned, I built a deck around it, then added a “cabana” so we could stand out of the rain while we suited up or toweled off.
Then I added the cedar shake roofing, and sanded and stained the decking.
This will be a continued work in progress as I wall in the back and sides of the cabana, outfit the interior spaces, and work on landscaping around the deck.
Did someone say, “POOL PARTY!!!!!!!!”