Monthly Archives: April 2013

One Step At A Time

It’s my recovery week this week which means only five hours of workouts instead of seven. The plan is I’ll go into full mode again next week and the 10k race I run on the Sunday of that week will … Continue reading

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Sweating Out The Negative

Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the day my mom died. Last year was awful. For about a month leading up to the day she died I was a wreck, but an “I didn’t know I was feeling this way … Continue reading

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Getting Measured For A Bike

Until I went to Gears Bike Shop to get my loaner bike for the triathlon I had no idea one needed to be sized or fitted for a bike which would explain why for the past 16 years I’ve been … Continue reading

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Changing My Life

It’s funny, when I said yes to training and racing in the Toronto Triathlon Festival, I thought I was doing Jeff (who started TTF) a favour.  I’d write about the experience to help other moms, and women in general, see … Continue reading

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Nuu-Muu Running Dresses

I’m a girly-girl. I make no excuses nor am I ashamed of it. I enjoy getting my nails done, I wear makeup every day, and even when I haven’t washed my hair it goes into a neat ponytail. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Triathlon Stories

A weird thing happens when you’re pregnant. The moment you tell other women who have already had a baby that you’re pregnant, they proceed to tell you every horrifying detail of their labour and delivery. All of it – the … Continue reading

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Riding With My Feet Clamped In Or The World’s Slowest Fall

I went on my first outdoor bike ride today. My whole family watched as I put on my helmet, strapped on my shoes, and straddled my new bike (no name for her yet, by the way). Then I went up … Continue reading

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Ta Da!

I got my bike! Isn’t she beautiful? It’s a Cannondale and she’s so light I can lift her with one hand. And yes, it’s a she–I feel it. I also got my shoes, the ones with the scary clips. I … Continue reading

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Get A What The Hell Attitude

One of the bench sitting, black coat wearing, speed skating moms (she has two kids in speed skating) decided to become an on-ice speed skating mom when she signed up for the Masters Class this year. Trust me when I … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

Husband: Are you running today? Me: No, swimming. My legs are sore from running yesterday and my arms and back are sore from boot camp so it should be fun. *rolls eyes* Husband: Remember when all you used to do … Continue reading

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Lame or Sane?

Earlier in the week I was emailing with my trainer Suzanne feeling panicked because I had missed so much training over the last week and was wondering if I was derailing all of the work I had been doing up … Continue reading

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Running Pants

The bad news is I basically spent Easter in bed coughing up my lungs while the rest of my family went to my inlaws house to celebrate. The boys were super excited that the Easter Bunny had come and I … Continue reading

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