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How do you Perservere in Difficult Times?

Posted by Tracy De Soto on

How do you Perservere in Difficult Times?

Let's face it.  While the epidemiologists have warned of a pandemic, we, as average and generally healthy endurance athletes, didn't feel our rituals of swimming in the local pool, running along beaches, or paths, or cycling in groups.  But alas, those were all taken away in a flurry with covid.  And even those releases that we all rely on so heavily, as a true foundation to not only our physical health, but our mental health, are so minuscule compared to the elderly, mentally ill and physically ill isolated in memory care, assisted living and hospitals.  They are the true victims,...

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Happy Thanksgiving: These are a few of our favorite things....EVEN IN COVID!

Posted by Tracy De Soto on

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday.  Yes, even this year, despite the pandemic.  Remember the silver lining blog - we CAN look for the positive and persevere in being grateful.  First, I love this holiday to celebrate with anyone and everyone.  For me, everyone is welcome at my table as it really is about family, friends, community and kindness.  While this year, may be different with gatherings limited due to COVID, there are other things we can do, like Zoom, FaceTime, and in some places, socially distant gatherings outdoor are possible!  Everyone should celebrate Thanksgiving and even dropping a plate...

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3 goals set. 3 goals met.

Posted by Katie Jordan on

3 goals set. 3 goals met.

Karen Pyra recently wrote in to De Soto Sport ~ "Hi Tracy, This past weekend I completed an 18km swim for the first (and likely last!) time in my life in support of a children's charity. You were a big part of making that happen when you helped me find a wetsuit that actually fit me. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, which has cold spring weather. When we started open water training in lakes in May, the water was so cold we got headaches. The temperature was probably around 13 degrees Celsius. There was absolutely no way we could...

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