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#951: Cry while swimming

Breaststroke. It wasn’t possible while doing freestyle.

Honestly, I was surprised to find it was possible at all. In fact, my body was in no condition to be swimming in the first place after 5 days of on and off crying, but I thought I would give it a respite from thinking by going to the pool, since normally that’s the only way to turn my brain off.

Imagine my surprise when I found myself gulping for air while tears clogged my goggles.

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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Sports

 

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#948: Swim before work

There is a school of thought–I’m not sure I subscribe to it–that says exercising in the morning is a good practice. It sets a precedent for your day and inspires you to make better choices throughout it.

While I’m skeptical about all of that, I have often thought about how nice it would be to swim before work. Since it’s the only thing I’ve yet to discover that clears my head and calms me down, creating this effect in the morning, before work pressures have stressed me out or exhausted me, seems to make sense.

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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in Sports

 

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#944: Take a self-defense class

The particular one I took was called Women’s Fights, which must have been named for a good reason but only makes me think of boyfights from Arrested Development.

Oh, that, and unagi, but that’s not the fault of the name.

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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Sports

 

#938: Go water running

The person who invented the float belt you wear while water running in deep water had little understanding of the human body’s shape. Let me rephrase that. Like the person who invented the FlipBelt, the person who invented the float belt did not take into account the shape of your average person.

Wait. What I really mean to say is I would be shocked to find out either of these accessories was invented by a woman.

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Sports

 

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#907: Chromatic Dance

There aren’t a ton of things I will openly tell you I’m really good at. Learning choreography is one of them. Granted, I’d probably be much better at it if I did it more than once every few years, but still, it’s something I’ve always been able to do fairly easily.

So the fact that the choreography to Sia’s “CheapThrills” was difficult to learn is a sign that it was fairly challenging in general. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Sports

 

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#906: Do ballet outside

This ballet barre class at Brooklyn Bridge Park was probably the first free thing I’ve ever done in the city that wasn’t packed.

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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Sports

 

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#899: Ballet Academy East

Taking an introductory ballet class 9 years after the last time I put on ballet shoes (for my adult intro class as an innocent 23 year old) and 22 years after I stopped taking dance lessons as a child, I wondered several things: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Sports

 

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