Emergency Relief Fund Needed

We thank you for your past support in donating $100 each month to our important cause for the betterment and beautification of a small group of fellow Torontonians. We appreciate that you have only visited the facility that one time to sign up and gain a tour and yet you somehow snagged a coveted eye height non-breeze-way permanent locker. You are a very lucky individual! In exchange for your donation you can take pride in knowing that other less apathetic or possible more desperate or organized individuals can know and fully understand the pain of DOMS first hand.

Aqua Fit Shoes?

Ahhhhh! I need somebody to go down to the mall and get me some bedroom slippers or maybe a fluffy bathroom mat that I can cut in half and duck tape to my massive feet. I have no common sense! First thing this morning I beat up my feet and knees doing lunges and squats with my trainer and then I did 2 Aqua Fit classes. The second class I picked a corner and just ignored the class and jumped around like crazy as I thought I wasn’t working hard enough. Then I jumped around some more on my own for another half hour. I like jumping around in the water. I really can’t jump much at all on land. Now I need a nap really bad and my work day has only just started. This is going to be a long day and as per usual I will probably wake up as soon as I leave the office and be staring at the ceiling of my bedroom tonight instead of sleeping. I also scraped all the skin off of my feet jumping on tiled pool bottom too long, hence the give me slippers call for help!

Stay ‘in Alive!

I know! I know!  I’ve been away for a while and I didn’t check in and let you know I was do ‘in fine.  You were worried I had gone on some month long sugar binge or was sick!  Well I was sick for like 3 days with a cold but actually I have been too pooped the last month to spend any time on my blog.  One thing you have to know about me is that my job comes first before everything.  Yeah I know that is messed up, but I was raised with the idea that work came first so if you had to miss Christmas or Thanksgiving because of a deadline at work well that was OK.

Buoyancy

Yesterday I was annoyed as I often am in general.  I was attempting the front crawl in the pool and unfortunately at my weight I am just too buoyant.  I can feel that my butt is out of the water ‘cause there is just that much junk in the trunk.  My back is arched too much because my breasts want to head for the surface as well. When I do the back crawl all is fine.  My body is supported low in the water by my inner-tube butt and the chest is no longer an issue.  Unfortunately you can’t zone out doing back crawl or you will hit the wall so that workout becomes boring fast.

The April Fool!

I really need this winter thing to be over. I know other people have said it but I am just putting the exclamation point on that sentence. I am feeling a little lost right now as The MEGA MEGA Mega-thon thon thon is over and Havva “The Canadian Goddess” won the rowing race. Diane “The Pink Wonder Woman” raised the most money so they both received plastic trophies although I noticed Diane’s looked a little busted. They will punish me if I don’t mention that they raised over $11,000. I participated in the Mega-CycleFit and the Mega-AquaFit and now I have Mega- sore joints. Well truthfully just my right butt cheek hurts today. I must limp or something because I always get a pain there when I do too much.

Canadian Goddess vs Pink Wonder Woman for a Good Cause!

The YMCAs of the Greater Toronto area will be having a Megathon February 24th to March 1st.  They will be raising money to “help give more children, teens and adults the chance to learn to swim, find work, stay healthy, play basketball and just have fun!”  I plan to participate in 3 hours of AquaFit on March 1st myself.  Some other people are doing insane contests of endurance including some friends of mine. Estelle Havva otherwise known as “The Canadian Goddess” will be challenging Dianne “The Pink Wonder Woman” Mowat to a Rowing Machine Distance Race.  Estelle has been mentioned a few times on this site as my head of research and she often gives me the good lane in the pool so I am throwing my support behind her in this contest.  Also she won last year!! Estelle is not only looking to row farther than Dianne she is also working hard to raise as much money as possible, in memory of Erin McBride, a friend and supporter of the Strong Kids Campaign at the YMCA. Please visit Estelle’s fundraising page and make a donation!  

Snowshoeing!

OK, so here is the dilemma.  I want to go snowshoeing in the woods but I don’t own a car and I don’t want to go to the expense of renting one.  My hiking club rents a bus every week and goes cross country skiing and snowshoeing and I can go as well for a little over $20.  OK! OK! I’m not going this week because you know “polar vortex”, -40C wind chill and 80 Km wind gusts.  My goal for this week is just to not fall on the icy sidewalks.

New Lifestyle

Today I began my new lifestyle of decadent, relaxed living.  I hope!  NO!  I know!!!!  New Lifestyle.  It sounds like a new magazine with me in my lazy-boy on the cover. When I decided that going back to swimming more often was the key to getting results with my fitness and stress I also decided to put in a request at work to switch my hours to Noon to 8PM and they said yes.  I know I was shocked as well.  I mean I don’t mess around too much but I didn’t know if the decision makers knew that.  Of course I started this experiment right after we had a time change so my body is going to figure I am working from 1PM to 9PM.  I’ll will likely be a complete zombie by the last hour.