My Swimming Kit Essentials: Scratchy Towels and Tanning Lotion

My Swimming Kit Essentials: Scratchy Towels and Tanning Lotion

My mom first took me swimming when I was maybe one or two.  I had a bright yellow swimming costume with a jelly green star on it, a pair of inflatable red armbands, and not much hair.  Since then, I’ve always been obsessed with the water.  I completed all of my Kelloggs Rainbow Swimming badges [...]

My Exercise and Money Goals: How I Am Tackling The Dread Of Winter

My Exercise and Money Goals: How I Am Tackling The Dread Of Winter

Summer is almost over.  The sun is kissing the earth a little later every morning and disappearing behind the clouds earlier at night.  Already, I am munching and washing and wiping my saliva up in artificial morning lamplight.  Soon, I will be rising in black and traveling in black.  I will be running in black, [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]