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Take Your Inner Child Out To Play

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Have you heard of Connie Dunwoody? This lovely woman that I had the pleasure of interviewing, has been a triathlon athlete since 2008, participated in half-iron this year (!) and is a proud wearer of Spike the Puffer Fish. Connie rides for Russ Hay's the Bicycle Store (www.russhays.com) and trains with and coaches for Tristars Training" (www.tristarstraining.com) in Victoria, BC. Spike has become her trademark. Connie symbolizes cheerfulness and great sportsmanship and the crowd cheering her on knows it. When I ask her why she wears Tail-Wags, this is what she had to say: When I put on Spike before...

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The Latest Update on Chase (Jamie's son)

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[caption id="attachment_3449" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Keeping a sense of humour despite the stress (Jamie & Chase)![/caption] Thank you to all of you for your amazing words of support and get well wishes for Chase, Jamie's son. The response on twitter and Facebook has been incredible ever since we posted Jamie's story last week. I just wanted to update all of you on how Chase is doing at the moment. Chase was re-admitted to hospital this past weekend for further tests to monitor the pressure on his brain. A big decision lies ahead for Jamie and her husband regarding whether further surgery...

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Life Changing Events

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Have you ever had one of those events in your life that stops you dead in your tracks and changes either your perspective or direction for the future? Skiing full speed in to a tree was one of those moments in my life. I was skiing with my family when one of my sons suddenly called out, “Mom”. Everything would have been fine if I’d remembered to stop skiing before turning around to check on him. You guessed it … I hit the tree head on! When I regained consciousness, I was staring up at the ski patrol. My skis...

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Living in the NOW!

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. (author: Benjamin Franklin) My dad spent the last several years of his life waiting for his retirement and he loved to talk about what he would do when he finally hit the magic age of 60 years old. His aim was to finish building the solar panels he designed, construct the 2-seater ultra light airplane he invented, find more time to paint (he was an artist), and become even fitter (he was already in good shape for a man in his late 50’s). My dad’s dreams sustained him. In fact,...

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Time For Another Good Laugh

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Laughter keeps us young and happy! So here goes another post on ridiculous people doing even more ridiculous stuff: Idiot Number One I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in...

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