Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Two Sweetest Words In My Life

Recovery Week. I didn’t even know recovery weeks EXISTED. I had no idea I’d ever get a week off let alone once a monthish. You can only imagine the happy dance I did when I listened to the message from … Continue reading

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Schedules

Last week I went to the salon, the first time in about five months. When I left my locks were four inches shorter. Schedules are a funny thing. There’s nothing about them set in stone, they are like a living … Continue reading

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Training And Eating And Missing My Favourite Thing

For the second week in a row I’ve missed speed skating. I’m completely bummed about it but by the time 9:30 rolls around each night I am dead in the water. This is not just speed skating night, this is … Continue reading

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Swimming: Help Please

Obviously the Achilles heel of my triathlon training is going to be swimming. Sunday was sucktastic in that I could barely do 50m. On my back I’m great because I can breath but the front crawl is killing me. The … Continue reading

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Fitting It All In And Partnership

One of the greatest things about Twitter is how it enables you to connect with people you might never have connected with otherwise. One of those people in my life Deborah Lowther. She and her husband Stuart own Life Science … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The irony of my life is that just as I write an article on how to fit more exercise into your life, I’m finding it difficult to fit writing in mine. Oh, irony, you saucy minx. THE GOOD On Sunday … Continue reading

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Aaaannnnddddd…..Sometimes I Suck But That’s Okay

On Wednesday I was supposed to go swimming. There were four lanes open at our local pool so I loosened the strap on my goggles, packed my swim gear and made my way to the community centre. Only when I … Continue reading

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My Worlds Have Collided

Well, it finally happened. My worlds have collided. They are now intermixed, intermingled and there’s no untangling them. It started when a few real life people from the speed skating found my blog and now, well there seems to be … Continue reading

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An Aqua Ass-Kicking

Want to know why have swimmers have such amazing bodies? Because you use Every. Single. Muscle. in your body to swim. My upper body, back and obliques are beyond sore today which made for a really interesting first day of … Continue reading

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First Night Of Swimming Lessons

Tonight is my first night of beginner swimming lessons and I’m a bit nervous. Not that I can’t swim at all-I can-just not very well. But it’s always hard that first time you go into a new situation not knowing … Continue reading

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First Week of Triathlon Training

This post was originally going to be called “First Day of Triathlon Training” followed by “First Two Days of Triathlon Training” followed by me not writing because it’s  Christmas vacation and the kids are still home which means instead of … Continue reading

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My Song For 2013

Just like I choose a word for my year, I also like to choose a song. In 2011 my song was this. It felt right, I wanted to embrace happiness. In 2012 it was I Like How It Feels by … Continue reading

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