Author Archives: Renee

About Renee

Fiftysomething biomechanical engineer, parent, partner, and recreational acrobat.

7 Sep 2022 – Time Machine Update

Turned out that blogging about cancer treatment in real time was too much for my capacity. I did post things on Facebook and Instagram and am copying them here onto my digital scrapbook. Looks like my biomachine will be getting … Continue reading

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15 Aug 2022 – Time Machine Update

Turned out that blogging about cancer treatment in real time was too much for my capacity. I did post things on Facebook and Instagram and am copying them here onto my digital scrapbook. 15 August 2022: Even a trained biomechanic … Continue reading

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12 Sept 2022 – Stage 0

So it’s been a year and some more. To summarize: Pandemic, turned 50, work, family, Covid vaccines, getting actual Covid, vacations where we actually went places*, and generally returning to “real life” or whatever that is going to look like … Continue reading

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13 March 2021

Good hair day plus still warm from flexibility class equalled this silliness. Still can’t do a back-walkover yet, but am hopeful it is in reach for my 50th birthday next year.

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04 January 2021

It took a lot of activation energy to convince myself to do back-bending today. So glad I did because looking at the video I took makes it very clear that consistent work is starting to pay off! Not gonna lie, … Continue reading

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2 January 2021

Biomechanic Report: Like our family menu planning, I’m realizing that I do much better on the fitness front when I make a weekly plan rather than just doing whatever I feel like that day. Here’s what this past week looked … Continue reading

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1 January 2021

Like most people across the world, we welcomed the New Year from home last night. It sucked to not to be with our friends in Collingwood eating, playing crokinole, bed at 10:30p (they are as wonderfully lame about this one … Continue reading

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28 December 2020

Catching up with December. Christmas prep often becomes a part-time job leading up to the holiday. With no social activities allowed I wanted to make sure the kiddo still felt like it was a special time. I think we succeeded, … Continue reading

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22 November 2020

I can’t put my finger on any single reason why, but last week was tough. Crossed wires, misunderstandings, general grumpiness and self-flagellation felt like the running theme. I’m trying to find a positive attitude, but the onset of winter combined … Continue reading

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15 November 2020

Mid-november means winter is clearly coming so we spent yesterday raking leaves and attempting to plug some of the drafts in our 100+ year old house. Despite it being a beautiful sunny day, we took the dogs for a walk … Continue reading

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