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I can has campfire now! *huddles down* and *listens to sleet hitting the windows*

*is scared*

Nov. 9th, 2016 08:53 am
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Must have felt like this a hundred years ago...

Democracy... does not seem to work without reason...
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So, I made it to the pool a few times...
... no training or drills, just leisurely swimming. And letting my mind wander... ;)

To TI, and SwimTrek mostly.

- I do like the ease, the effortlessness my drilling the last years have given me
- but, thinking about a patient lead hand (to the point of gliding to almost a standstill) and counting strokes per length (14 as opposed to my normal 18 or 20) I do get miffed that it seems to make me so... very... slooooooow...
- and, while I'm proud to have the core strength and balance to do these glides, I remembered that I had been working my way through the Ultra-Efficient Freestyle Complete Self-Coaching Toolkit *giggles at name* and that just before I took off to crete I came across a drill that taught to get away from the 'lead hand pause'
- and I realised I really want to get back to TI and doing these drills to eliminate the pause

Plus, I gave my... er... my cousin's daughter?, who has swimming as part of her 'Sports' specialised course in the university-entrance diploma, a TI book(let), because while she is an exellent athlete... a swimmer she's not. And I want to spend time with her at the pool and help... so moar pooltime!

(hah! for once I remember to doublepost!)

memeage

Mar. 8th, 2016 11:23 am
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The Playlist Poetry Meme
Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.


from [personal profile] alisanne


In the heat of the night

Prisoner of my dreams
In the North, a prisoner of darkness
Ravishing children in perilous times
Enter the underworld
My life fades, my visions dim

I retired to a towering mountain
Dein Vater ist verschollen
Centuries of fighting
Wistful temptress
When the yellow dies under the velvet thoughts

Distant is the time
Frændir teir á skógin ríða
Sprinkled by the trappings
first day in an unknown place
Since I was born they have kept me down

Midwinter's eve falls hard upon the tyrant throne
The arrogance in the bitter sweet
Before we could talk we were singing
Everything they do and say
Upon by birth came close to death


...don't think I'll win any poetry awards...
...perhaps I should limit the shuffle to English-vocals bands...
...who are actually somewhat proficient in English...
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... but is back to rain and snow.
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... that I'm back from Crete? I didn't, did I.

Anyway, back from an exellent SwimTrek vacation (see the pics! https://www.swimtrek.com/packages/crete-escape/photos) and planning my next holiday... I'd love to go diving again... a 'real' diving holiday, not just hopping into the water once or teice... with lovely coral... and lots of fishies... and colourful nudibranches...

*dreams*

Diving

May. 1st, 2015 12:47 pm
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Went diving today! YAY! 't was cold with miserable visibility, but I found a buddy and went DOWN!

Diving

Mar. 24th, 2015 06:39 pm
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Happy to go indoordiving tomorrow!

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