Monthly Archives: November 2011

Follow Up To The Super Secret

The super secret reveal was even better than I could have imagined.  We told Speed Skating Son that the club President wanted to speak to him.  When he asked what it was about we were all “I don’t know.  Did … Continue reading

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Super Secret

I’m so excited I could burst.  We’re keeping a super secret from Son No. 1.   He’s been coming along leaps and bounds with speed skating and starting January, he’s going to be moved up to the next level of classes.  … Continue reading

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Pride Comes After The Fall

Last night’s class sucked.  Actually, I’m typing this at 11:47 p.m. which means it was tonight’s class that sucked ass but I’m not going to write this entire post in 13 minutes so I’m trying to be realistic. 13 just … Continue reading

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Orthotics Hell

Our body is all interconnected.  I learned this when my family was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and I had to go to physiotherapy.  My neck would be hurting but the therapist would be working on some … Continue reading

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I Am Not An Animal

With 42 years of living under my belt, I have come to accept that the universe will occasionally send me signs to teach me a certain lesson.  The universe is an asshole. Last week Son No. 2 came home with … Continue reading

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Part Three: Chasing Your Dreams

Today is the last part of Chasing Your Dreams: High, Medium and Low. In case you missed them, here are Part One and Part Two. Just a reminder that: Kevin is the High Dream Chaser – he answers the questions … Continue reading

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Part 2: Chasing Your Dreams

You can chase your dreams at any level, just because you can’t go big, doesn’t mean you have to go home.  Yesterday was Part One of Chasing Your Dreams: High, Medium and Low where we learned that Kevin can jump … Continue reading

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Part One of Chasing Your Dreams

I used to use not being able to do something 110% as an excuse not to do it at all.  If I couldn’t run for an hour, I wouldn’t run. It was kind of a handy dandy little excuse.  I … Continue reading

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Oh, For Crying Out Loud

In a funny ‘twist’ (you’ll get this joke in a second, I swear) of fate, I am forced to not spin, run or skate this week.  Yesterday I was at Speed Skating Son’s practice. It was a family affair, with … Continue reading

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Learn From Those Who Know

My mom taught me to wear clean underwear so, you know, if you’re in an accident the paramedics won’t find you wearing dirty undergarments. This always struck me as strange because I’m pretty sure doctors have to swear to some … Continue reading

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My Brand Spanking New Speed Skating Helmet

If you got to this post because you googled spanking, you’re going to be disappointed.  Very disappointed.  While there is no actual spanking involved, there is a BRAND NEW SPEED SKATING HELMET.   I just added the spanking because I remember … Continue reading

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Speed Skating Race Day

Yesterday was Son No. 1′s first speed skating meet of the year.  It didn’t go quite the way we thought it would.  But damn, this child of mine makes me proud.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this parenting … Continue reading

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My Husband: The Sweet Talker

Hockey Playing Dad and I have been married for almost 13 years and have been together for 15. The man has seen me sitting on a toilet, doubled over with cramps, crapping out what felt like the last twenty feet … Continue reading

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Speed Skating: Falling Down

It was bound to happen sooner or later, although I was hoping for later rather than sooner. Today I fell. I wasn’t sure how I would react to falling — if it would scare me away or make me more … Continue reading

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Bravery

Earlier this month I wrote about spinning and how it hurts my lady bits.  Jasmine left me a comment and said this: I want to try a spinning class…. I am not brave, however, like you. That comment stuck with … Continue reading

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