Monthly Archives: October 2012

Winning and Good Sportsmanship

Guess what? The speed skating meet I raced in on Sunday? Speed Skating Son competed in it too but you wouldn’t know because I was all MeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMe. What can I say…occasionally I can be selfish. Also, I SKATED IN A … Continue reading

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The Title Of This ‘Is Sometimes Other People Know What’s Best For You Even When You Think They Don’t’ or ‘How I Raced In My First Speed Skating Meet’

If you’re in my ‘circle’ you pretty much know I was freaking out about having to race in my first speed skating meet yesterday. I had planned on doing a meet this year but not this one, that wasn’t even … Continue reading

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You’re Going To Do What?

January of this year I was contacted through Speed Skating Mom by an interesting man named Jeff Chong. Jeff had clearly done his homework reading my blog (Hi Sharon: I hope this note finds you well and having had an … Continue reading

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Truthtellers

One of the reasons Erica has kept me around for as long as she has is because I always tell her the truth. If I don’t like an idea, I tell her. If I think she needs to tone something … Continue reading

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Getting Hugged, Getting Up and Drafting

Not gonna lie. I was more than a little freaked out when I found out I was going to be racing in the meet on Sunday. My husband figured this out when he made a joke and I turned on … Continue reading

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Nice To Meet You

I had always planned on doing a meet this year. In my head it was going to be January because then it would be two full years I’ve been skating which seemed like a good point to try. But as … Continue reading

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Fun Fall Activities For Kids

Fall family fun doesn’t have to be a big production. Most media-savvy parents are probably getting rather discouraged these days.  We’re constantly being blitzed with facts and figures which show that North American children and youth are becoming heavier, more … Continue reading

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The Worst Soccer Team In Britain

And yet, not only would I not hesitate to play on this team for one second, I would be 100% proud to be a part of it. Thank you Tim for tweeting this out.     We most definitely do. … Continue reading

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Finding Joy In Life

If you’ve ever met me I’m either laughing, smiling or making a joke. I can sometimes also act like a complete goof, especially when I’m around friends. Apparently though, when you’re 43 you’re not really supposed to do this. Apparently … Continue reading

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Running Naked

When I run outside, I typically carry my medical card, my keys, five dollars and my iPod.   The last time I ran without music was when I ran the Mississauga Half Marathon in 2005 and it was because I forgot … Continue reading

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There’s Room To Trim A Bit Of Time Off That, Mom

I have no idea how I ended up with the best kids in the world, but man o’ man I love those two little munchkins. Speed Skating Son came into the kitchen bright and early this morning and I said … Continue reading

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If You Want To Succeed Be A Quitter

Everyone talks about how you should never quit if you want to succeed in life. But the opposite is true. Quit Waiting No, seriously. What are you waiting for? If you want to try something new, go out and do … Continue reading

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A Hamster On A Wheel And Being Delusional

I have so many posts in my head right now it’s ridiculous and yet where does the time go? This past weekend I basically spent it running.  Running to the grocery store with two kids who quite clearly did NOT … Continue reading

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