Monthly Archives: November 2012

Discombobulated Writing, NHL Players and Gangnam Style

Right. So the sick kids finally got healthy, or at least healthy enough to send to school, which means I could Macaulay Culkin it and get some work done instead of playing Yahtzee and Pay Day with sick kids.  But … Continue reading

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In Sickness And In Sickness

On Sickness And Praying For Health Last week Hockey Playing Son stayed home from school on Thursday because he was sick. Friday was a PA day which means both boys were home and on Saturday I sent Speed Skating Son … Continue reading

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What Have You Got To Lose?

When I saw a video of myself from the speed skating meet I noticed once again my feet were moving too slow.  I basically take too much time to push out and recover. I actually feel fast when I’m on … Continue reading

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The Second Best Gift Ever

What’s this, you ask? It’s the arena seat pad my husband bought me. It’s heated. My life pretty much rocks. Oh, you want to know why this is only the second best gift I’ve ever gotten?  Because this is the … Continue reading

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I Am So Screwed Otherwise Known As My Son’s Love Of Skateboarding

Hockey Playing Son is also my skateboarding son or Skateboarding Dude as I like to call him because sometimes it’s fun to pretend I’m Crush from Finding Nemo. Note: If you don’t have kids and haven’t forcibly been made to … Continue reading

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Progressively Progressing

This year we have two coaches who alternate weeks. E. is one week and M. is the other. And because I was sick two weeks ago and then something had happened the previous two weeks before that, this was the … Continue reading

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I Suspect He’ll Run Away From Me Screaming or How I’m Being Proactive

So I’m a bit panicked about how I’m supposed to train for this triathlon. I’m getting an actual triathlon trainer but that doesn’t start until March or April. Jeff, the guy who convinced me to do this triathlon and who … Continue reading

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It’s Easier To Get Faster Than It Is To Get Funnier

I’m a combination of creative and analytical. One of my jobs at YMC is putting together the weekly newsletters (creative) and then going through the stats every week to see what’s working and what’s not (analytical).  Both are equally fascinating … Continue reading

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Winning Isn’t Everything

This post is by my friend Karen who through email kept me sane for the three years I ran YMC. She is funny, smart (like really, really, went to college while still a teen, smart), and kind. She opens her … Continue reading

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What I Would Want To Tell Her

Last night I was up in the stands watching Speed Skating Son and chatting with my bench gang, we of the freezing feet and cold noses. N., who makes me laugh time and time again and has single-handedly gotten me … Continue reading

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What Colour Should l Wear?

I was feeling really confident about racing in this triathlon until I had some friends over last night who’ve actually participated in triathlons at which point they scared the bejesus out of me with their stories. Also, do you know … Continue reading

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Blurgh

Where to begin… On Not Exercising My name is Sharon and I have not exercised for two weeks. I seem to be getting my ass kicked by some sort of virus. For the first time since both boys were babies … Continue reading

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