Monthly Archives: September 2011

Decisions

Nervous, afraid, insecure, ready to sneak out before anyone noticed me and even a little bit like a fraud sitting amongst skaters who actually know how to skate.  Yet there was excitement too, butterflies in the pit of my stomach … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I had every intention of working out the entire summer so I could start the speed skating season rocking the kazbah.  I began all gung-ho but after my vacation of sloth-dom, I fell off the exercising band-wagon and instead took … Continue reading

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Live Loud

My friend, Cocktail Deeva (also known in the real world as Dee) is having a contest on her website.  She’s basing it on Living Loud and the winner will receive a ticket to the Blissdom Conference here in Toronto. Dee … Continue reading

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The Flabulous Countdown Begins

The countdown is on!  My first speed skating starts next week. I’ve been fitted for skates and when I show up for my first session, they’ll be razor blade sharp *all the better to maim you with, my dear*. In … Continue reading

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Running

Yesterday was the annual Terry Fox run, our fourth year running it as a family.  I don’t actually like running, it’s sort of a means to an end.  Physically, running 5 or 10 k isn’t a problem, it’s the mental … Continue reading

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The Start Of A New Season

Yesterday Son No. 1 and I went to get fitted for our speed skates, butterflies flitting about in my stomach as we walked to the back of the rink.  I saw Al who runs the speed skating Masters class. He’s … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

A new speed skating season is upon us and both Son No. 1 and I get fitted for our speed skates and find out our schedules on Sunday. I’ve always been quite honest about my abilities, or lack thereof, but … Continue reading

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Entitlement

On Saturday even the thought of doing any exercise made me want to go lay down and take a nap so my training that day was going to consist of walking around the local mall with two boys in tow.  … Continue reading

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Who Makes This Stuff Up

I’ve started working out again.  More specifically, I’ve started doing weights again which, you know, leads to me trying to hold in my pee all day followed by a potentially fatal urinary tract infection.  Feeling the burn is about to … Continue reading

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