Monthly Archives: March 2013

Working Out When You’re Sick

I’ve been sick this week so basically have done nothing since boot camp on Wednesday, the day I woke up and told my husband I felt like I was getting sick. He made me kiss him good morning on the … Continue reading

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Putting The F.U. In Fortitude

When I miss workouts I have time to write, when I don’t miss workouts, my writing takes a hit. Last week I clocked in 7 hours of exercise, thus the lack of writing. Balance isn’t so much a myth as … Continue reading

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Gliding Backwards And Giant Knee Pads

Since Monday I have logged in 6 hours and 17 minutes of exercise. I have one last workout on Sunday–swimming for 45 minutes–and I’ll have made it through the week. Alive. I finally went back to speed skating last night. … Continue reading

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Some Weeks Are Harder Than Others

This week has been hard on me mentally and physically. Last week was my recovery week with 3 hours and 20 minutes of workouts planned and ironically, I did more, clocking in at 4 hours. Sunday Suzanne put in my … Continue reading

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Numbers

“The numbers on the scale will lie to you like a bad boyfriend who swears he will never cheat again.” I went to my last boot camp class on Friday (but not really my last since I signed up for … Continue reading

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My Alibi Bloomers

A few weeks ago I received an email from a PR firm talking about the virtues of My Alibi Bloomers, bike shorts that can be worn under regular clothes. They wanted to know if I would like to try a … Continue reading

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1500m

On January 6th I started my first Learn To Swim class. This isn’t to say I couldn’t swim. I took lessons when I was a kid–from what I remember they ended when I was in Grade 6.  Basically I knew … Continue reading

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Dancing With My Son

When I was a teenager we threw a party for my grandparents 45th wedding anniversary. It was a huge celebration and at one point during the night my grandfather came over and asked me to dance. I said no. To … Continue reading

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Heating Pads And Husbands

My lower back is out again. I tweaked it on Wednesday doing sprinter sit ups. As soon as I completed two I started on a modified version because I knew it wasn’t going to be good for my back but … Continue reading

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Why I Run

No, this post isn’t about why I run. I don’t even actually like running. I mean, it’s okay, I guess but more of a means to an end than anything. I don’t get the oft-talked about ‘runner’s high’ nor do … Continue reading

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Belly Buttons and Exploding Heads

I missed speed skating again last week, that’s now four weeks in a row. Instead of hitting the ice I was on my couch balancing on my forearms and knees, ass-end in the air because it was the only position … Continue reading

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