Monthly Archives: February 2013

You Think They’re Not Listening

Report cards came home this week. The grades are never a surprise to my husband or me–both my boys are pretty solid students, each loving different subjects, but this comment on Hockey Skating Son’s report card surprised me in the … Continue reading

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Goggles Are Liars

I just got back from swimming. Today, Suzanne (I really wish she’d get her own website so I could direct you to her because she’s an awesometastic trainer), wanted me to swim 400m and time it. Her exact words were: … Continue reading

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Sporting Life 10k

I’ll keep this short and sweet. I signed up to do the Sporting Life 10k run in May to support Erica. Then a whole bunch of other people signed up to join us and there was a big conversation on … Continue reading

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Going The Distance

After my awesome run on Monday, this week was sort of a bust working out-wise. Hockey Skating Son was home sick for a couple of days which meant my only exercise during that time was rolling dice and dealing cards. … Continue reading

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Then There Was That Time I Was In A Few President’s Choice Commercials

When it comes to going outside of my comfort zone I would have to say that what I’m about to write is furthest I’ve ever gone. A few week’s ago I received an email asking if I’d be interested in … Continue reading

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Making Attempts, Lessons Learned, And My Best Run Ever

This past weekend was all about skating. Speed Skating Son had a meet in Barrie. Hockey Playing Son had hockey playoffs. Sunday both had practices and on Monday for Family Day our speed skating club was letting people try speed … Continue reading

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Struggles

I fully believe that oftentimes we learn more when we lose than when we win. But even as an adult it’s still a tough pill to swallow. As an adult, hindsight and past lessons learned make it a tad bit … Continue reading

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A Bump In The Road

I feel like this week has been a total bust training-wise. I managed to do boot camp on Monday and hill training on Wednesday but had a total fail on everything else. I missed speed skating on Thursday night because … Continue reading

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Have I Lost Any Weight.

The third question I get asked the most about my triathlon training is “Have you lost any weight?” The answer is…..ummmm, no. I mean sort of. When I first started working out I put on six pounds over two weeks. … Continue reading

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Has My Fitness Improved

Yesterday we covered what my triathlon training schedule is like. The second question I’m asked most is: Has my fitness improved. That one is a bit harder to answer. The short answer is yes, I believe it has. The longer … Continue reading

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Three Most Asked Questions About My Triathlon Training: What’s Your Training Schedule?

The three questions I get asked the most about my training are: 1) What’s your training schedule like? 2) Has your fitness level improved? 3) Have you lost any weight? So I thought I’d answer them for you – but … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Sheep Then I Could Be In Two Places At Once

Remember Dolly the sheep? She was the first animal to ever be cloned–two identical sheep that could be in two different places at once. In related news, hockey play-offs and end of season speed skating meets are in full-swing. I … Continue reading

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Feeling Good

After two weeks of missing speed skating, I hit the ice last night (not literally, although I almost took a tumble when my skate went into a groove). The ice felt weird though, like it was soft and had more … Continue reading

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