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Jun. 13th, 2006 @ 11:03 pm Oh, that's going to leave a mark
I finally got back on the ice tonight. Ollson's sponsored a women-only clinic, with the proceeds going to the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. I was slightly freaked about going, and considered backing out all the way there. I talked myself out of spending the evening on the couch and was glad I did. Not only did I contribute to a worthwhile cause, but I feel fantastic for all the exercise. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune tomorrow or the next day, but for now I'll let those endorphins do their thing.

I have discovered that 5:30pm is a much more reasonable time to be on the ice. My only other option this week has been 7am! I might still make it out Thursday morning, but it was just not going to happen this morning. John (the instructor) was rather amused by my pathetic showing. Six months and a weight gain of 20lbs really does show in my skating. He was afraid I was going to give up the ghost, and there were a few moments out there when I thought I was having a heart attack, but it turns out it was just trying to crawl out of my chest and head over to the bench for a little break.

I'm pretty darn excited about signing up for this year's Habitat for Humanity build in our community. Rather than doing any of the heavy construction work, I hope I'll be working on the second phase, most likely painting. If I wanted to take part in the initial build I'd have to go on a safety course, and I just don't have time for that! I'm waiting to hear back from them before I go buy myself a pair of steel-toes. It really isn't that easy to find construction boots in my size.

Hey! While I was typing this, the news segment about tonight's clinic aired! At least you can't tell who's who under all that gear.
Who does she think she is?
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From:moo
Date:June 14th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
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It really isn't that easy to find construction boots in my size.

Do you have Yeti feet or something?
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From:neeroc
Date:June 14th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Small. I have small feet - well relative to what normal construction types would be wearing I guess. I need to find a size 5 (mens). They really don't make too many of those.
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From:moo
Date:June 29th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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You need better stores in your area! There are a couple places around here that carry several lines of women's work boots. They exist. You just have to find them.
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From:heathog
Date:June 14th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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Wow--ice skating AND volunteering with Habitat for Humanity?! You go, super woman!
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From:neeroc
Date:June 14th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
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Says the mother of twins *g*
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From:heathog
Date:June 14th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Yep, but what I do is solely for my own family--you are doing great things for others (well, perhaps not the hockey, but definitely the Habitat work!)
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From:neeroc
Date:June 15th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)

Holy mutual admiration society *g*

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And again, what is it you do for a living? *g*
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From:heathog
Date:June 16th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Holy mutual admiration society *g*

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You mean, what I will be doing until June 30th of this year?! ;)
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From:aussieteddie
Date:June 14th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
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Can you believe I have never seen snow let alone gone ice skating. We do have an ice rink here in Adelaide, but I have never been.
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From:neeroc
Date:June 15th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I have met a few people that have never seen snow or been skating before. I wish I was one of those people - well the snow anyways. *g*

Now I know they get snow in Oz, and aren't you fairly far south? How does that happen?

If you've ever been roller-blading, it's really close, just not as cold.
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From:devaux
Date:June 14th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
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I admire your resolve to get back on the ice! I had a bad roller blading experience a few years back and no longer trust my feet on wheels or blades or anything not rubber.
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From:neeroc
Date:June 15th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
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I understand completely, I'm decked out head-to-toe in safety gear when I blade. And I am really well padded when on the ice too!
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