Tag Archives: Sasamat Lake

A lucky bike crash

I’ve had lots of luck as a cyclist. Last spring, I had my second flat ever in about 40 years of cycling (and that included years when I had running injuries and was riding a lot!). My luck is especially … Continue reading

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Anaïs Nin describes her LSD trip, natural highs, and the transformative role of the artist

Reading The Diary of Anaïs Nin Volume Five 1947–1955 Recently I finished rereading the fifth volume of The Diary of Anaïs Nin.  I had picked it  off my bookshelf months ago when I had nothing new to read; perhaps I … Continue reading

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Cooling off during a long hot summer

Swimming bliss I never thought I would come to truly love swimming. Running is my thing. Running is what I’m good at (or used to be); it’s what my body is designed for. Low-fat skinny bodies get hypothermic in water … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 3: Summer 2014 photo blog

The summer of 2014 has been extraordinary. I don’t know if I can convey all the reasons—and not all of them will be exposed here—but with the help of many photos I will try! There were two overriding reasons why this summer … Continue reading

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It’s all about the bike

This morning I knew I had to complete my bike ride in less than 45 minutes to make it to West Van in time to help Keith videotape the Ambleside Mile. I was feeling pretty good, so I decided I’d … Continue reading

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Ten tips to make exercise fun

New Year’s fitness resolutions? Here are some tips to help you stick to your exercise plans and achieve your goals: Choose an activity that you enjoy and that your body can handle. Running or jogging can give a great high, … Continue reading

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My Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon

Last week I did a new workout that inspired me to create a new goal for myself: this summer I’m going to complete my own personal Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon! My workout was simple: I rode my mountain bike from my … Continue reading

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Quick tips for your outing at Sasamat Lake

* NEW! April 2, 2021. Pay Parking in effect! $2.00 per hour from 10:00 a.m. Pay parking in effect from April 1 to September 30 only. Sasamat Lake is a lovely place for swimming, hiking, and family barbecues that is only … Continue reading

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Swimming at Sasamat Lake on Canada Day

I only spent about half an hour of Canada Day at Sasamat Lake, but that brief time encapsulated, for me, all that we celebrate on Canada Day: our freedom, our mixture of peoples from all over the world, and most … Continue reading

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Swimming for fun or for training at Sasamat Lake + Olympic Training Log: July 9-July 15

* For basic info about Sasamat Lake, please read my “quick tips” post here. Summer swimming training 1988 and 2012 Summer finally arrived in Vancouver this week and all feels right with my world again. I’ve seldom in my life had to … Continue reading

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