Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Word For 2013

Every New Year I come up with a resolution or list of resolutions/goals. Sometimes they are simple, like when I decided I would do more things that scared me, sometimes they are concrete and include tap dancing. Last year, thanks … Continue reading

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I Met My Triathlon Trainer

In one week I begin my beginner swimming lessons. In one week and one day I start a two day a week bootcamp. But by far the biggest news was that I met the woman who would be training me … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

                                                        Never forget the chocolate. Related posts:And Then I Walked Into A TreeKind … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas

Speed skating class was slightly disappointing last night.  It was super fun with M. throwing in lots of fun and challenging drills (skating the wrong way and Gangnam Style balancing plus a game of asteroids and racing while singing Christmas … Continue reading

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World’s Toughest Mudder Mother

If you want a daily dose of inspiration, read about this woman who I’m proud to call a friend. I’ve known Carrie for ten years, when we each both had one babe in arms. While I now have two boys, … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

I know, you’re thinking “What does baking have to do with speed skating?” and the answer is, nothing. But this blog is about more than speed skating, it’s about going outside your comfort zone and doing things that challenge you. … Continue reading

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Comedy Gold and Christmas Parties

This weekend was a cornucopia of fun! Hockey Playing Son and Speed Skating Son both had Christmas parties for their respective sports on the same day. Hockey Playing Husband was up bright and early at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Kind Of Good and Kind Of Not So Good

Last night’s class was interesting. At the beginning of the class we did an outside edge drill and twice, TWICE!, I got on my right outside edge. The rest of the drill was a nightmare and my left foot had … Continue reading

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Denial Isn’t Just A River In Egypt

I haven’t talked a lot about training for the Toronto Triathlon Festival because I haven’t been doing any training. I seem to have fallen off the training wagon, although I’ve got myself a permanent seat on the chocolate wagon. Also … Continue reading

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Four

I think it should be mandatory that every parent who signs up their child for speed skating should take a class. The thing is, speed skating looks easy because the great skaters make it look effortless. In some ways it … Continue reading

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Rubbing Thighs, The Perfect Sign, Almost Famous, And Internet Meme Knees

NOTE: If you’re here for my knees that are apparently an internet meme, scroll down to the bottom. We spent the past 28 hours at Great Wolf Lodge, the place where I learn Great Life Lessons. I wasn’t feeling well … Continue reading

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The Secret To Success – You’re Welcome

This past weekend was Speed Skating Son’s birthday – we celebrated by taking him to back-to-back speed skating meets – one a full-day meet in a town close by and the other a mini-meet at our club. When the meet … Continue reading

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