Category Archives: health

The Year That Will Be

A couple of days before the dawning of the New Year, I was checking out Erin Karpluk’s instagram page (I have been a fan since Being Erica) and it had one of those giant word search puzzles. It stated that … Continue reading

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Getting Sick

Thank you everyone for reading about my adventures in Costa Rica.  Your comments and encouragement were especially rewarding.  I was really on the fence about the trip before going–despite already paying for the thing.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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Today’s Ride and a Question

Today’s ride was a little shorter than average, but made much more difficult by a strong headwind and some especially long hills.  The good news is that I felt strong climbing some of the hills and loved hitting 60kph on … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again….briefly

Further to yesterday’s blog about whether to go on a bike trip or not, I decided to get out on my old mountain bike and tool around the neighbourhood. I hadn’t been on a bike of any kind in months.  … Continue reading

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Hopefully….

I am in a bit of a dilemma. I have some time off soon and I want to do something with the time.  Before you start to shake involuntary with rage because you do not have time off and are … Continue reading

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Taking Your Medicine

I have traveled a bit in Asia.  I have seen some amazing things, eaten some amazing food, met some amazingly kind and generous people, grown in many ways, and learned a lot about the world. One interesting thing I have … Continue reading

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When a Big Group Shows Up to Ride

This weekend’s ride featured something a bit different for me. Instead of the five or six riders in the “slow” group, there were eleven of us. It was great for the club to see such a big turnout on the … Continue reading

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On the New Bike

Finally, after dithering and making up a lot of excuses and finding reasons not to ride, I did finally get on the bike.  I kitted up and raced out into the world.  It was my first day on my bike … Continue reading

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