Monthly Archives: July 2012

And The Student Surpassess The Teacher

We just got back from a ten day vacation at Delawana Inn and as per usual, I was a sloth.   I ran the first day then gave it all up and spent the next nine days relaxing.  There were … Continue reading

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Kind Of A Bummer

Last night was a bit of a bummer. Midway through dryland training I had to stop because my irregular heartbeats decided to kick in.  I’ll get them in two different ways–palpitations and a fluttering. Palpitations aren’t really a big deal … Continue reading

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Something Cool For You To Try

Balance is hard. I’m not talking the whole work/family/find time for yourself balance. I’m talking balance balance. The kind of balance that allows you to walk across a tight rope or stand on one foot. After our car accident in … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule

I couldn’t walk last Thursday.  While the low walks most definitely had something to do with it, my summer schedule is the other half of the equation. With the kids home for two months, the only day I have to … Continue reading

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And Then I Walked Into A Tree

It is a well known fact to anyone who knows me in real life that I don’t need to exaggerate my clumsiness or lack of coordination. They speak for themselves. Last night at dryland training we did a bunch of … Continue reading

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Blue Mountain Ridge Runner

Every morning while I’m putting on my make up, I watch Breakfast Television. I’ve been watching for so long Kevin, Dina, Frank and Jennifer feel like family, albeit family that doesn’t fight about who got more cereal in their bowl … Continue reading

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My Son: The Artist

I like to think that, for a 42-year-old, I’m in pretty good shape. Apparently Hockey Skating Son thinks otherwise. I have no idea why I have wings. Related posts:Day One Of Sprints–Sort OfDryland Training Has BegunThe Grown Up Version Of … Continue reading

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My Husband The Sweet Talker: Part II

Last week Hockey Playing Husband didn’t make it to dryland training. When I got home, he wanted to know what we did so I demonstrated one of the drills where we balance on one leg in a squatting position, then … Continue reading

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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks and Randomness

Swing Your Arms I listen to everything I’m told when it comes to speed skating. Unfortunately taking what I learn and attempting to make my body do it is a whole other story. Two weeks ago, we were running sprints … Continue reading

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