Potomac Swim

I was very excited about this years Potomac Swim event. For those that may not know, it’s a 7.5 mile swim  where the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River meet. The swim normally goes from Hull Neck Virginia to Point Lookout in Southern Maryland. I say normally because if the conditions don’t allow for a safe […]

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Swimmer Safety Pod

I swam for the first time, last Sunday, using the “Swimmer Safety Pod” that is sold by Meet Supplies. I have had one for a while but I must say I was a little skeptical and reluctant to use it. There was a small group of us doing an open water swim yesterday on the Nanticoke […]

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Nanticoke Swim 5/4/14

My second Nanticoke Swim was last Sunday and  both have been the most challenging swims I’ve done. I’ve done longer swims but there are several things about the Nanticoke that make it tough.  The water was cold, but I was mentally and physically prepared by taking cold showers leading up to it. Cold showers is about the only […]

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Overtraining

As endurance athletes we are all susceptible to overtraining and need to pay attention to our bodies. We have to push ourselves to find our  limits and see how much our body can take. When we hit the physical limit is when the mental aspect kicks in gear. Everyone has different thresholds and those limits can be […]

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Mindfulness

We all get caught up in the “rat race” and don’t know how to slow down and enjoy the moments in life. With advancements in technology we are always working or being pulled different directions at the same time. Everything has two sides and with good there is also bad that comes with it. The […]

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Can exercise make us smarter?

There have been debates over exercise, physical activity, cognitive functions and effects on quality of life. There have been research that shows a correlation between the two. A workout of the body also works the brain and keeps it fit too. “We hear so much about the physical benefits of regular exercise. But what effects do exercise […]

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Effects of Healthy Eating & TBI

Eating healthy is crucial to all of us but even more for individuals with TBI. Most of us have a choice to ease into it and make lifestyle changes to help. Others, such as myself, are forced into the changes by an injury. It is much easier for the brain to make new connections, or […]

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Exercise Makes the Brain Sharper

The following article shows studies have proven physical exercise can make the brain sharper. “Scientists already know from laboratory experiments that rodents who spend a lot of time running in exercise wheels have better brains than their layabout lab mates. But until now, we’ve had no physiological proof that fitness improves the human brain. In […]

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