Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Last Night

It’s the last night of speed skating and I’m so tired I’m slightly delirious.  I may end up sleep skating. Not the way I wanted to end the season but in the words of Doris Day, que sera sera. I … Continue reading

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Kind Words

Speed Skating Son loves his coach, P.   I do too – I call him Mr. Smiley because every time I see him, he’s smiling. Which I’m sure you could have figured out for yourselves so I’m not sure why I … Continue reading

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There Aren’t Enough Curse Words In The World

This week is the end of the speed skating season and while I have a high tolerance for humiliation I would like to not get lapped when doing a race next year which is a distinct possibility at this point. … Continue reading

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Juicing

For the most part I’m fairly healthy.  I exercise, drink lots of water, take vitamins and get in my 8 to 10 servings of fruits and veggies on most days. Most, but not all. A long time ago pre-kids I … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 2

With two weeks under my belt, the theme to the 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: Holy crap my arms are sore. Not because of the push ups though. And it’s actually just one arm — my right. … Continue reading

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In A Phrase I Never Thought I Would Say: Relays Were The Best Part Of My Night

Last night was our second to last class so E. wanted to make it fun and had us doing new stuff that was, surprisingly, fun. Which I think says a lot about how my confidence has grown this past year. … Continue reading

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Setting A Goal

I can be very lackadaisical. I love summer with my kids because of the lazy mornings and relaxed days just hanging out enjoying their company. In my day-to-day life I tend to start one thing, get distracted then move on … Continue reading

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A Gong Show On Wheels

This weather is RIDICULOUS. It’s March and I’m outside wearing shorts and t-shirts which, you know, such a big change from my yoga pants and t-shirts. Wanna know what else is ridiculous? Me on roller blades. With the weather being … Continue reading

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A Pigeon, A Flamethrower and A Unicycle

Nobody accomplishes anything in life on their own. I mean, in theory you can but in most situations there are people who have helped you along the way. I am a big believer in two things. 1) You need to … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moment: 283

My speed skating experience has been eye opening on so many levels. SO MANY. This time it was about the disconnect between what I feel is happening with my body when I skate and what is ‘actually’ happening. After seeing … Continue reading

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One Year Later

It’s been one year since I started speed skating and while I’m still a hot flailing mess, I’m a little less of a hot flailing mess than I was a year ago. In all honesty, I look back and I … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 1

With week one under my belt, the theme to the 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: Sore Week One: Push Ups: Day 1: Max 5 for a total of 14 Day 2: Max 5 for a total of … Continue reading

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Skating With My Son

Skating with Speed Skating Son was a combination of awesome and fantastic. It was fawesome. The poor kiddo was nervous about going. From 8:30 to 9:30 he peppered me with questions. “How fast do the adults skate? How long has … Continue reading

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Strive To Suck

Whenever someone comments on my blog, it gets emailed to me. Sometimes I respond back in the comment section while other times I will email the person back. When I wrote about how my family apparently decided to not tell … Continue reading

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It’s Mostly Okay And The Part That’s Not Okay Is Being Fueled By Frustration

Speed Skating Son will be coming to see me skate on Thursday night. After a wee bit of soul searching, I realized I wasn’t feeling torn because I thought he might be disappointed in me.  I was torn because I … Continue reading

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