Monthly Archives: April 2012

What I’m Thankful For

As I work out doing squats and push ups and lunges and attempting to get better balance on my wobble board. As I do my best to try to get my body to do what I want it to do … Continue reading

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On How I May Run Sprints With Children

A few weeks ago an email popped into my inbox from the speed skating club — E., who teaches the Masters class, would be running a summer dryland training course if enough people were interested. There was a link to … Continue reading

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Sometimes My Kids Really Bug Me

This is my wobble board.           I use it for one-legged squats, two legged squats and stand on it in the speed skating basic position, all to work on my balance. My weak ankles combined with … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 5

Week Five is done and the theme to 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: Boo and Booyah! Recap: I had to repeat Week Four of the push ups program because I have the upper body strength of Mr. … Continue reading

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Running With Scissors

Yesterday I went for a run even though I DIDN’T WANT TO.  Running is stupid. I used to have a life rule that I would only run if someone wearing a hockey mask and carrying a knife was chasing me.  … Continue reading

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Good Marriages Are Based On White Lies And Competition

My husband and I have been together for 15 years. I could wax lyrical about how we have a strong marriage because we’ve seen each other at our worst — this includes me giving birth and him using phrases like … Continue reading

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Being Happy

When Speed Skating Son was six, he started wearing ties to school. I can’t even remember the first time it happened although had I known how it was going to evolve maybe I would have written it down because now, … Continue reading

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The Specialness Of Not Being Special

When people hear that I speed skate or run races or go trampolining –  or whatever — they often assume my kids must think I’m uber-cool. My kids could actually care less about the stuff that I do. When I … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 4

Week Four is done and the theme to 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: If I Wasn’t So Competitive I Would Have Stopped Because I’m Sick And Tired Of Being So Bleeping Sore Between running sprints and weighted … Continue reading

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Dear Neighbours: Call An Ambulance

Sprints are going to kill me. I am almost to the point where I want to leave a note on each of my neighbours’ doors letting them know that if they see me lying in the grass in the park … Continue reading

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Dear Sharon: WTF — Signed Your Legs

I went for my first outdoor run of the year yesterday.  The first one never fails to shock me. I forget how easy the treadmill makes running with it’s steady pace and levelness.  Then I go outside and my body … Continue reading

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Limitations

You’d think I’d have no limitations when it comes to trying new things.  When I get an email asking me to do the CN Tower Edge Walk, I’m all “Okay.”  Or if someone suggests running a 5 km obstacle course, … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 3

Week Three is done and the theme to 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: Knees Age Faster Than The Rest Of The Body Originally I was going to re-start the 200 Squat Challenge doing jumping squats but after … Continue reading

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Sucky and Spectacular

Last Thursday speed skating ended for the season and I was going to write about all the stuff I could do that I couldn’t do at the beginning of the year but then I had things to do like work … Continue reading

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