Monthly Archives: January 2016

My very own long skates

One of my colleagues joked with me over lunch last Friday that I could only buy long skates (långdskridskor) if I planned to retire in Sweden. That gave me pause. His comment means a lot of things: learning how to skate well takes … Continue reading

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Mall of Scandinavia

Matt and I went to the mall on Saturday. I had no intention of ever visiting the Mål of Scandinavia, but I really really really wanted ice skates after that beautiful afternoon last week, and Matt suggested we should go … Continue reading

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Walking Between Islands

Yesterday, I went skating for the first time in about two years. Prevented by a warm winter and then a sabbatical abroad, I have to say that I missed it. I thought I would start by hitting the local ice rink … Continue reading

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Universal body language

I was waiting for the bus this afternoon in the cold (-13° C, or about 8° F) on my way to run an errand. As the bus approached the stop, I watched as a young girl sprinted across the crosswalk in … Continue reading

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Snow Run

Am I hardcore yet? I ran in the snow both Saturday and Sunday. No snowshoes, no skis — just running! Marvelous! It was about -10°C (14°F) on Saturday, and closer to -1°C (30°F) on Sunday. I wore my new MEC winter running … Continue reading

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