Category Archives: Smiter at the gym

“You’re fat, and getting fatter”

Dear Doctor, What more do you want from me, exactly? For years, I’ve tried to be a good patient. I really have. I’ve done pretty much everything recommended by the medical profession (and health gurus, and newspaper nutrition columnists, and Canada’s Food Guide, for that matter) and still, according to you, I’m still not good …

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Durham Dragons — Number One!

They say you can tell a happy biker by the bugs in her teeth — in which case I’m so ecstatic I should probably be medicated! This past Saturday I took part in my very first mountain bike relay race ever — the inaugural Dirt Divas women’s event in King City, Ontario — and it …

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Word of the day: Thule

Brand name: Thule Pronounced: Tooly What you feel like if you say “Thool” like I did: a tool Proper usage: “This Speedway 2 rack by Thule will look great on the back of your car when you arrive for your race this weekend.” **************************************************************** Yesterday was a special day in the life of a Smiter: …

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The triathlon, Smiter style

An active Smiter is a happy Smiter, and today I am a giddy Smiter indeed. The background goes thusly: Last weekend, after a year of being sidelined from running by a bad case of plantar fasciitis and a heel spur, I was well enough to buy a pair of running shoes. Then last week, I …

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