Monthly Archives: August 2012

I’ll Take Things That Start With “S” For $500, Alex

Stretching The stretching program Hockey Playing Husband ordered for me came in the mail and I was all “Oh, goody!” Not. I can officially say I hate stretching. As Hockey Playing Husband pointed out, I’m completely inflexible–although I hope he’s … Continue reading

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How My Husband Ended Up Being My Trainer

A stomach virus went through our house last week and it was a veritable poop storm over here.  This is not a euphemism. In related news, parenting is gross. Anyhoo…thanks to the great Poonami 2012 I didn’t participate in dryland … Continue reading

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Running Playlist

In trying to find something positive this week and not being a Negative Nellie Oleson, I realized at this time last year when I ran on the treadmill I’d run at about 5.0, now when I run I alternate between … Continue reading

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Starting At Zero

I haven’t written anything lately because I haven’t had anything positive to say and who wants to listen to a Negative Nellie like that bitch Nellie Oleson from Little House On The Prairie. As an aside, can you imagine how … Continue reading

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The Frustration Of Parenting

If you’re someone who doesn’t have kids I’m about to share with you one of the biggest lessons in parenting. RAISING CHILDREN IS VERY FRUSTRATING. Meet Hockey Skating Son. Hockey Skating Son takes after his dad and has a natural … Continue reading

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Speed Skating Ass

Speed Skating Ass, Speed Skater’s Ass, Speed Skating Butt — these are three of the biggest google searches that bring people to my site. And they get me! A 43-year-old woman trying to learn how to speed skate! I can’t … Continue reading

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And Yet Another Lesson Learned

I wasn’t sporty as a kid, unless you count baton. Or tap dancing There was one brief foray into gymnastics. But that ended after a disasterous vault where my toes hit the vault and I landed face first on the … Continue reading

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Rocking A Gold Lamé Dress

I hadn’t run since before I went to Delawana for our vacation and since I got back any exercise I have done has been sporadic, at best. A few planks here and there, some ankle strengthening exercises…but other than that … Continue reading

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3D Hands, Chinese Juggling and Regular People At The Olympics

3D Hands When we got back from our vacation, our sleeping and eating schedules were completely off so last Wednesday when the kids still hadn’t eaten dinner at 6:00, despite me asking if they were hungry every ten minutes from … Continue reading

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Being Active Every Day

There is an infamous story in our house about an epic meltdown by Hockey Playing Son because I made him walk home from school in a snow storm.  In all fairness, it was an unusually bad storm with the snow … Continue reading

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