Monthly Archives: March 2011

Unexpected Benefits

Over the past year to say I’ve been lazy is like saying the kids on Jersey Shore are a little bit tanned.  I knew I had put on some weight but not enough that I wanted to do something about … Continue reading

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Crossing The Crossover Barrier

Currently, crossovers are the bane of my existence.  Two weeks ago I had managed to carry out one arm flailing, almost falling over crossover but fear kept me from trying another one. I went into the next class determined to … Continue reading

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Kick My Ass Thursdays

Speed skating is every Tuesday and Thursday, each night coached by a different person. Tuesday night is M. whose skating technique leaves me in awe. He’s incredibly nice, smiley and encouraging, saying things like “Can I get the fast group … Continue reading

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Staying Upright Isn’t My Only Problem

I’m not comfortable on any skates, let alone speed skates.  My balance is all off and I spend the first ten minutes of the class trying to find some semblance of stability.  Then there are the crossovers. Crossovers are currently … Continue reading

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Gained vs. Attained

It sucks being the worst in the class.  And I’m not saying that so there’ll be some sort of “Oh Sharon, you’re at least out there trying” pity party.  It’s a fact.  I suck ass at speed skating. And I’m … Continue reading

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Showing Up Is Half The Battle

The other half is actually staying. After I got it in my head I wanted to try speed skating, I emailed the President of the speed skating association and asked if I could come out for a class. They actually … Continue reading

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