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Milestone Birthdays and the Speed of Life

Milestone Birthdays and the Speed of Life

This weekend I’m having a milestone birthday. A birthday big enough (in my mind anyway) to celebrate and to cherish, but also to bring me to my knees in mourning at the speed at which life is flying by. I read this beautiful essay last week while on vacation about how fast life goes and I loved it, because it wasn’t really about how fast the children’s lives fly by (though obviously that is happening too) but how quickly...

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Stepping Stepping Stepping

Stepping Stepping Stepping

Today marks my seventh day in a row of hitting my step goal of 10,000 steps! My S-Health graph looks so pretty with all those gold medals, doesn’t it? I’m feeling pretty good about this and considering that in the past several months I’ve averaged closer to 5000 steps a day, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I’ve also slowly started adding in some strength training – just some free weights...

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Get Back To It!

Get Back To It!

It’s been a while! I know, I know. I haven’t been running though. I haven’t been eating right either. I *did* give up coffee (mostly). That’s something right? Especially because my morning coffees were laced with sugar. And by “laced” I mean they contained a lot of sugar. I’m going to work on the rest. I’m starting out with a new training plan and goal race. I’ve signed up for the AMR...

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Lost Ground and New Toys

Lost Ground and New Toys

This week I totally lost ground. I got sick (just a cold), my 10 year was ill, I had a tiny chunk taken out of my back and I ate way too much sugar. But it’s all okay because I’m not letting it derail me. Losing ground is not the same as completely falling off the road. So the chunk out of my back was that darn suspicious mole. The dermatologist says it’s “probably nothing”. I sure hope so and at least...

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The Return of Coach Laurie

The Return of Coach Laurie

Best thing about fall? Well, the leaves and smells of fall are awesome, but that does not last long here in Alberta. No, the very best thing about fall for me is the return of indoor soccer! Games don’t start until mid-October, but there is plenty to do in preparation for the season. This weekend we had a team-building event for our community teams. This week I should get player lists for my two teams (U8 and U14) and then I’ll...

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Medical Mania

Medical Mania

So this year I’ve already had two surgeries and spent time in two hospitals, plus had plenty of physiotherapy. But am I done? Why no of course I’m not. It’s only September after all! In a little over a week I’ll see my third specialist of the year, a dermatologist, who will look at a suspicious mole on my back and probably will have to have the mole removed fairly quickly (so says my family doc anyway). I’m...

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40 by 40

40 by 40

I have a serious eating problem. At night. I’m sure it’s one of those things where there is some other thing going on emotionally or whatever and so food is a replacement. I’m so not going there right now, but I suspect it is in fact something I’m going to have to face/work on. In the meantime, I think I’m finally close to hitting bottom in the frustration level with myself for just giving up on taking care of...

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