Category Archives: Speed Skating

Like flying, only without as far of a fall

Upcoming Races, The Ultimate Cliffhanger, Zombies, And The Dream Team

My zombie blog is still alive and shuffling along. so I figure I may as well just go along with it until Rick Grimes comes along and shoots it in the head or the hosting service takes it offline again. … Continue reading

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Resurrection?

My blog was gone and now it’s back. I had closed down Speed Skating Mom because I thought it was time. I was tired of writing about me me me. Apparently, I don’t make a very good narcissist. The day … Continue reading

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My First Duathlon

My first duathlon was a shitty experience. For reals. As in I had massive diar….errr…..intestinal problems the morning of the duathlon. Intestinal issues before I left the house. Intestinal issues on the way to the race (my apologies to anyone … Continue reading

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Cold Water, Different Directions

Dear 80-ish-year-old Sharon, So yesterday (but if you’re 80ish and reading this it’s a much longer time than yesterday) you got up at 6:00a.m. to race in a triathlon. You ate a bagel, drank your coffee, sucked back water and … Continue reading

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Toronto Triathlon Festival 2014

Tomorrow is the Toronto Triathlon Festival. I’ll swim, cycle, and run for the third time in my life and quite frankly, I’m feeling ill-prepared. But unlike last year’s clusterf*ck at the Ontario Women’s Triathlon I know I will muddle my … Continue reading

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My Running Mojo Has Turned Into A Running Mojito

For the past month whenever I run, in simple layman’s terms, I crap out. I hit the 3k mark and mentally I just stop which means physically I just stop. Except for that day last week when I was attacked … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

I’m closing up Speed Skating Mom. I don’t know if it’s going to be a forever thing or just temporary, I’m not quite sure yet. I also don’t want to make a big deal about it so this won’t be … Continue reading

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The Reality Of Triathlon Training

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Things I Learned During #FatBlast50

I get asked a lot of questions about #FatBlast50 so with no further ado: 1) Know what has no grains or sugar? Salt and vinegar chips and french fries. You can still make bad choices and eat like crap doing … Continue reading

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UP by Jawbone

Back in January I was invited to a Best Buy Mom and Me Boot Camp with Tommy Europe. Actually I wasn’t originally invited but then my friend Lisa got me an invite because I thought it was a cool event … Continue reading

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#FatBlast50 Follow Up

The #FatBlast50 ended last Saturday and yes I did go out and celebrate by eating: (1) Fresh baked bread slathered in peanut butter (2) A Hero burger and fries and what was probably the best god  damn Diet Coke of … Continue reading

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Waffling

I’m going back and forth trying to decide if I should move from the Olympic Distance Triathlon to the Sprint Distance in July. I’m fine with the biking and running distances but the thought of the swim portion is freaking … Continue reading

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For 37 Minutes I Was A ‘For Real’ Coach

Here’s some speed skating math for you. Bad weather + not so good driving conditions = a coach not being at the rink at the start of class to coach last night. This + me pointing out this little fact … Continue reading

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On Compliments

One of the best compliments I was ever given was by Evelyn Hannon (Erica Ehm’s mother) who, when she met me, smiled and said, “I thought you’d be taller, you write like you’re taller.” Last week at speed skating one … Continue reading

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Mississauga Marathon 2014

So I just signed up to do the Mississauga Marathon 10k. Peeps, it’s on a Saturday night which means (a) you have all day to carb load, (b) beer is involved after you cross the finish line and (c) maybe … Continue reading

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