Cross-Training

What I Learned During Private Swim Lessons

Four summers ago I had just finished the my second half marathon, Seattle RnR. I was on a high and looking for my next challenge so I signed up for adult beginners swim lessonsLearning proper swim technique was something that I had always wanted to do and decided that it was time to do it. I completed two 2-week sessions and learned the basics of freestyle. This summer, inspired by myincrediblyinspiringtriathletefriends I signed up another 2-week session, but this time for private swim lessons. I had two very specific objectives that I wanted to address and felt that private lessons would be more suitable than a group class.

Hiking Pinnacle Peak Park

In all the years I've been going to Arizona, I never once went hiking. Our trips were always all about baseball. Oh and that one year we went to the dog races. But that story is for another day. This was my first trip to Arizona with the Pacific Northwest relatives, who are avid hikers. I am not a hiker but I wanted to try it! So my Aunty Delta and I scoured a list of popular hikes and settled on Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale.