Monthly Archives: May 2012

Things I Learned At Dryland Training Last Night

Hockey Playing Husband joined us at dryland training last night. I was actually pretty worried that he would re-hurt his knee because we run on uneven ground and while I told everyone else I was worried because it would mean … Continue reading

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I’m Going To Camp With My Kids

I am RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED. I’m going to camp with my kids! I used to love camping as a kid. We had one of those awesome pop-up trailers and every summer, without fail, we would pack it up and head off … Continue reading

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Do You Know What This Means?

Yesterday I went skating for the first time since March. I was nervous and excited with a side order of Oh My God What If I Suck. Not only did I not completely suck, I could get down lower–I know … Continue reading

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Dryland Training Has Begun

Tonight was the first night of dryland training. E., who coaches the Masters class in the winter, volunteered to run it. And before I go on about the class, let’s talk a bit about E., shall we? Because the question … Continue reading

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I Am A Sloth

Last night I spent a couple of hours comforting two sobbing children. Why?  About a month ago I entered a contest for an all inclusive stay at Delawana Inn on the May long weekend. Two weeks ago I got the most … Continue reading

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May Long Weekend

While I love how speed skating is changing the shape of my body it would be nice–NICE–if just one pair of shorts from last year fit me. In other news, shaving ones toes for sandals should never become a part … Continue reading

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100 Push Ups: Week 5 Again

It’s actually Week 5 again, again because I repeated Week 5 last week as well. Week 5 is turning into my evil nemesis. It should be Weak 5 with the way it taunts me. The theme to 100 Push Up … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Do you know what I asked for for Mother’s Day?  Do you? A gym membership. It’s like I don’t even know me anymore p.s. The “for for” in that first sentence looks weird, doesn’t it? p.p.s. I have the best … Continue reading

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World Champion Speed Skater: Brittany Schussler

Brittany Schussler is an Olympian long track speed skater who has won six medals in the Individual World Cup, holds two World Championship titles and is the current record holder in the Team Pursuit. So in what world does a … Continue reading

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Day One Of Sprints–Sort Of

I re-hurt my hip doing the 10k race on Saturday.  When I was pregnant with Speed Skating Son many, many years ago, I continued to work out and lift weights throughout my pregnancy.  I didn’t go overboard but I also … Continue reading

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1:07:48

That’s my time for running the 10k last night. At first I was disappointed because last year when I ran the 10k on Mother’s Day my time was 1:07:25 and we all know how obsessed I am with times even … Continue reading

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The Summer Of Sprints And Not Just To The LCBO

Did you know Apolo Ohno ran the New York City marathon in 2011?  Not many people do. It certainly wasn’t as publicized as much as his run on Dancing With The Stars. His sponsor, Subway, said they would donate $26,000 … Continue reading

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100 Push Up Challenge: Week 6 But Really Week 5

Week Six is done, which is actually me doing Week 5 because I had to repeat Week 4.  Confused yet? The theme to 100 Push Up and 200 Squat Challenge is: Behind. Behind because I’m behind and behind because my … Continue reading

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