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Learning How to Be Better at Sucking

By kate on February 26th, 2015

It’s fun to post about things I’m good at or know a lot about (like trapeze, where I’m working on the double – very exciting). I have a much, much harder time when people see me being bad at something. I get embarrassed, upset, and self conscious and just want to hide. I’d like to […]

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My Recumbent Bike Gear

By kate on June 10th, 2014

I’ve been a recumbent biker for a year and a half, and I’m hooked. The comfort of sitting on a “bent” bike is immediately obvious, but it took hundreds of miles of riding before the very different center of balance felt like second nature. Last year, I completed the 200-mile STP on my bike, nicknamed The Armchair, […]

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Tips for Trapeze Students

By kate on January 29th, 2014

Since the summer of 2012, I’ve been taking regular flying trapeze classes at Emerald City Trapeze. I love it, and am currently close to mastering the cutaway half. In my year and a half as a trapeze student, I’ve picked up little tips and tricks along the way that I wish someone had told me […]

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Making a habit of being active

By kate on April 15th, 2008

I recently had two related epiphanies that, in retrospect, seem kind of obvious. However, they hadn’t occurred to me clearly before, so I figured it was worth writing about them. Both have to do with raising active (and therefore healthy) kids. 1. Strollers discourage walking: I think most people would agree that it’s healthy to […]

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Plug for Community Fitness

By kate on January 14th, 2008

There’s a cool new place in my neighborhood, Community Fitness. Here’s the review I just wrote for Yelp! : Community Fitness is a new exercise studio in the Ravenna neighborhood (open since November 2007). What makes it unique is that every class is $6, and it’s all drop-in. No commitment whatsoever. As soon as I […]

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Aerialista Car Wash 2007

By kate on June 4th, 2007

The car wash event of the year! Free cupcake with every wash! (while supplies last) Two Sundays!!! Dates: June 10th & June 17th Place: The 76 station on Montlake at the entrance to Highway 520 (2625 E. Montlake Pl.) Time: 10:30am-4:00pm Get wet with the Aerialistas! Volunteer to wash: contact Carri at 206-854-3476 refreshments provided

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Scootabout

By kate on October 10th, 2006

My office just moved to the north end of the waterfront (near the soon-to-open Olympic Sculpture park), and my bus commute involves a bit more walking than before. And, I had some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket… so I got one of these: My very own Razor Scooter, in green, natch.   […]

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General update

By kate on January 29th, 2006

I’ve started taking a weekly pre-natal yoga class at Whole Life Yoga in Greenwood. I usually prefer exercise that is more strenuous and goal-focused (such as soccer and aerial), but I thought that during pregnancy when I have less energy, yoga would be a better workout. It is a decent workout, so I’ll keep up […]

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Another growth spurt

By kate on December 29th, 2005

In the past two days, Zippy has gone on another growth spurt. My belly feels more stretched and large, and Zippy sticks out most of the time (as opposed to being more toward my back). I can also feel her moving most of the day. There is less kicking, but more shifting around, and it’s […]

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Aerialistas perform this weekend!

By kate on December 7th, 2005

If you made it to last year’s Moisture Festival, you know how awesome it was. For two nights this weekend (Friday and Saturday), the Moisture Festival is putting on a benefit show to raise money for this year’s festival (in March). Many local performers from last year’s festival will be there, including Circus Contraption and […]

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Pretty

By kate on November 28th, 2005

Our newly redesigned Aerialistas website is finally online. I didn’t design it, but I did all the coding. (Yes, it’s made with frames. No, I’m not proud.) And now, pictures of me in my undies are on teh internets. Not sure how I feel about that…

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Klutz

By kate on September 8th, 2005

The pregnancy continues to progress. Here are some notable developments lately: I’ve become clumsy. I guess this is a magnification of the usual PMS/hormone-related reduction of spatial capabilities (aka hand/eye coordination). It’s annoying to keep dropping things, and to know this may not go away for months to come. So, don’t let me use any […]

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Dragging a bit

By kate on August 30th, 2005

I’m back from my trip, and my cold is mostly gone. I’m still dragging, though. I have this headache that comes back on most days. I’m trying to resist taking anything for it, for the baby’s sake, but sometimes I’ve had enough and take some Tylenol (which is OK for pregnancy). I’ve also been taking […]

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Body Movin’

By kate on July 10th, 2005

I’ve decided to just listen to my body with regard to exercise. I’ve used the elliptical machine a couple of times, and today I went for a regular jog with a friend. I felt fine – no tireder than usual. I felt good when I was done. I’m just going to keep on doing it […]

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Guerilla Aerial!

By kate on July 8th, 2005

Yesterday, to promote the current Circus Contraption show, a couple of us staged a guerilla aerial event in Pioneer Square during the Art Walk. What that really means is that we put up an aerial rig with a tissu on it, and switched off doing little improvised sets. Even though it was pretty rough, the […]

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