Monthly Archives: January 2012

Smashed Glass Accident

About an hour after we left the Ontario Cup meet to drive home, this happened.  It is probably one of the craziest speed skating accidents I will ever see (I hope). Related posts:What I’m Thankful For I Am So Screwed … Continue reading

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Personal Bests and Looking Stupid

So the big news is that Speed Skating Son had been invited to skate in the Ontario Cup in Belleville this past weekend. When Hockey Skating Dad and I got the email asking, we didn’t hesitate to say yes, we … Continue reading

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Like A Turtle But On Sharp Blades

I’m more myself at speed skating now. For the past year I’ve been pretty quiet, saying hello and making polite conversation with the people in my class but for the most part, quiet and not, you know, me.  I felt … Continue reading

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Why I’m Giving Up Distance Running

Uhhh….because I hate it? But also it’s killer on my knees and as Hockey Playing Husband and I have discovered, knees are important.  I have friends who run half marathons regularly and get many an invitation to join them which … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard To Spend Money On Me?

I didn’t participate in sports as a kid.  I wasn’t interested and quite frankly, was never really good at anything athletic. Even at eleven, my hamstrings were all tight and angry. Instead of sports I took baton and tap dancing … Continue reading

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Speed Skating Safety Glasses

Thanks to my husband and Kaari, last night’s class was awesome.  At least for me.  I decided to forgo what (very) little technique I have and just skate fast. And while I was still slower than everyone in my class, … Continue reading

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It’s Not All Sunshine And Roses

Tuesday night and all of Wednesday pretty much sucked for me. For as much as I joke around, I take this whole speed skating thing very seriously. I made a commitment to do this and once I commit to something, … Continue reading

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My Hero: The Second Edition

Remember this guy?  Well this past Sunday my nameless hero was back. He skated three races: 333, 500 and 777 m.  In each of the races you could see he was skating his heart out yet struggling. On the last … Continue reading

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Go With Your Gut

Sunday was one year to the date when I decided I wanted to try speed skating.  It was also a race day for Speed Skating Son.  When I told him I was going to sign up for speed skating, we … Continue reading

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The Numbers Of My Life

16 months. That was how long ago it was that my husband came home and told me he had signed up Son No. 1 for speed skating. 3 seconds. The time it took for me to respond he was out … Continue reading

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This Is Me Kicking Your Ass

Sometimes I complain.  My crossovers aren’t great.  There was that time I may have puked up a lung after E. had us skate 13 1/2 laps (that I was unable to complete).  I can’t get on my outside edges. It … Continue reading

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Cardio Cardio Cardio

Take a moment to say that title in a “Marsha Marsha Marsha” voice. I am now the Jan Brady of speed skating. I got my ASS KICKED last night which, you’d think I’d be used to by now, but ya….totally … Continue reading

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Random Things That Don’t Actually Make A Post But I’m Writing It Anyway

1. OMG I HAVE JOBS On the weekend I created this “Hire Me” page and then a weird thing happened.  People hired me.  Totally wasn’t expecting that. 2. BEING RIGHT ROCKS I know first hand how a random act of … Continue reading

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Everyone Has A Story

I didn’t go to my first practice of 2012 and I’m actually not going to tell you why because it’s personal and seeing as I blather on all the time about anything and everything, you know it must be *really* … Continue reading

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I’m Writing A Book

So I have these two passions, writing and speed skating.  I mean there are more – I love being a mother and my husband is uber-cool – but aside from that, these are the two things that really light up … Continue reading

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