One thing I’ve misunderstood for years is periodization of training. This is the practice of mapping out an athlete or client’s training program far in advance. A well known example of this is the quadrennial training athletes undergo for the Olympics. My initial thought about long range periodization was that it was too complicated […]
Guest-blog by Amanda McGoey When people heard we were expecting our second child, and that is was going to be a sister to our four year old son, they told me, “You will have the million-dollar family!”. I knew what they meant. Isn’t it nice to have two kids, one boy, one girl, perfectly matching […]
I’m Not An Athlete. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself. At 27 years of age, I have never once been part of a sports team, I always dreaded track and field days at school, and if given the choice, I’d pick reading a book over going to the gym any day of […]
My Story by Janine Pynn I was always overweight as a kid, was never athletic, and I dreaded gym class. Especially track and field, because I was always the last to be picked for any team, and always came in last place. I remember going to the doctor as a child to talk about […]
Mr. Nice Guy, that’s me. And it’s a shame, too. Because nice and kind are two different things. And sometimes to be kind, you can’t default to being too nice. Here’s what I mean by that. The difference between nice and kind is that sometimes you want to be nice. You want to go along […]
Both sides of my family are Dutch immigrants who came over to Canada after World War II. Like many immigrants they had to learn a new language and deal with prejudice. Canada’s attitudes towards immigration were different at that time. My Mom sometimes talks about being referred to as a “dirty DP” when she was […]
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