Sunday, October 11, 2020

Swim with me!

A new video is live on my Youtube channel! This is a short and simple one, where I work on my swimming at a local gym now that they've reopened to the public with added cleaning and safety measures. It's been ages since I've really swam, so I'm a bit rusty, but it feels really good to get back in the water and work on it! I'll be doing a swimming challenge soon, which will result in a much longer video, so keep an eye out for that in the coming months! I do have a shoulder injury to work with, which is a bummer, but I love how swimming is low impact while definitely being a tough work out. How about you? What's your favorite work out?

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Seattle Vlog: Carkeek park - Nature sounds (NO MUSIC, NO TALKING)

Something a little different on my Youtube channel this week, I'm posting this video from my hike at Carkeek park, here in Seattle, and there's zero talking or background music, only the ambient sounds of nature (and occasionally my breath). If you get the chance to visit Carkeek park, I absolutely recommend it- there's a lot to enjoy, from an orchard, the beach, forested paths, train tracks... it's a stunning spot to take in some nature and enjoy an afternoon! I had a great time exploring and look forward to my next outing to the park. The video itself is under 10 minutes, so it's not an extensive time commitment for those of us with shorter attention spans. ;) As always, be well and adventure whenever possible! There's a big beautiful world out there just waiting...



Monday, September 21, 2020

Seattle: August walk around Lake Union

Summertime in Seattle is a splendiferous and fleeting thing, where for a brief window our nearly year-long blanket of cloud cover clears out to let the sunbeams rain down upon us, bestowing sorely needed vitamin D to scores of pallid flesh. While it's not unusual to witness joggers in varying stages of undress all year long, in the summer the skin is out and even the most hikkikomori among us are tempted out from their dens to feel that familiar warmth tingle the skin. Anthony and I are not immune from this seasonal shift and all the sun-worshipping activities it encourages, so on one fine August day we popped on our walking shoes and store out for an epic journey around Lake Union! It's one of the many bodies of water in Seattle, but Lake Union is small enough that you can easily take a walkaround it in an evening, and it'll take you through some wonderfully scenic Seattle neighborhoods! There are tons of quirky house boats to be seen, beautiful mcmansions lining the water front, parks (including the iconic Gas Works park), marinas, and so much more to take in. During our outing, there was a fair bit of construction going on along the eastern shore of the lake, leading us to take a somewhat longer round-about route as a result, but so it goes. We weren't unhappy with the sights we took in at all and appreciated seeing some unusual architecture and light effects as a result! We definitely put a pin in a few locations along the route that we look forward to revisiting, and hopefully I'll have a Vlog up on my Youtube channel in the next couple months! I'm working on upgrading my equipment, and am really excited to share a lot of new quality content with you in the future! In the end we did over 9 miles in an evening of walking, were able to see a heron fishing, get in our daily step count (and then some), and generally just had a lovely night out exploring our city. We hope you enjoy these photos we took during the adventure! 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Early May 2020 Seattle quarantine daily life Vlog

In early May, Antho and I took a walk around Greenlake park and I decided to vlog the day. We saw squirrels, hummingbirds, and other birds aplenty. When we got home I made us some brunch, did some exercise, and we ended with bossam for dinner. It was an overall wonderful day, and I wanted to try sharing some of my content in a new format for all of y'all to check out, so let me know what you think! It feels weird to record so much video, and I'm a bit rusty with my editing, but it was a lot of fun to make and I'm considering doing more along these lines.