Monthly Archives: October 2011

Listen, I’m Only Human

I hate being the slowest in the class. HATE IT. In my head I’m all “I need to get the basics down and then work on speed” but then I see everyone else in the class passing me and, quite … Continue reading

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Focus

I can’t do yoga.  It has little to do with my angry hamstrings and more with my failure to focus. While everyone else is concentrating on their breathing, I’m creating a grocery list in my head. I was at a … Continue reading

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The Little Things

I’ve always been an ‘it’s the little things in life‘ person.  A crisp, autumn morning, the feeling of leaves crunching beneath my feet as I walk the kids to school, hot chocolate that’s not too hot, the sun on my … Continue reading

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Mom Of A Speed Skater

The thing about being a Speed Skating Mom is that I’m a mom first. And I happen to be the mom of a speed skating son.  I wasn’t keen on having him start speed skating.  It’s my job to protect … Continue reading

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Me-Time

I’m very passionate about spreading the message that moms need more ‘me-time‘. I’ve gotten caught in the trap of forgetting about myself many times throughout the years.  It’s easy — too easy — to put the needs of everyone else … Continue reading

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The Spanx People In Your Life

Last week I attended the Blissdom Canada conference.  I was asked to be a Tribe Leader and lead a round table discussion. The topics were quite varied, from technology and food to photography and lifestyle.  My topic was Group Blogging.  … Continue reading

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Killing My Fellow Skaters

If we had a long track speed skating program where I live I’d take it because short track speed skating means you’re skating very close together and quite frankly, it scares the buh-jeebus out of me.  In long track you … Continue reading

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Simple Fixes For Big Problems

When looking for the answer to a problem we tend to lean towards the complicated.  In our heads, simple is often translated into ‘not going to work’. I’m knock-kneed, pigeon-toed and my feet pronate. It’s amazing that I can walk, … Continue reading

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Toot Your Own Horn

Invisibility, the ability to fly, x-ray vision, super sonic hearing…at one time or another we’ve all wanted a superhero power. I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  I already have one. I may not be able to … Continue reading

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Spinning: It’s Not My Legs That Hurt

I started taking a spinning class because apparently when you take up a sport like speed skating you’re supposed to ‘cross train’ which has nothing to do with having a priest chase you so you’ll run faster and everything to … Continue reading

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