Our Bellingham Summer Adventures At Home and Afar!

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!!!!!!!!”