I have friends who are athletes. They participate in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, and duathlons. While training and on the actual race day, they carry gel packs or some other form of nutrition to give them energy because when you’re exerting your body for two to four hours without stopping, you need the calories to keep you going. Fueling your body is an important part of endurance sports.
On an early Saturday morning this past August I found myself at the Brampton Farmer’s Market watching a bicycle being put together.
My kids have always had bikes and cycling is something we enjoy doing together as a family. We are extremely lucky because my father-in-law is a handy man. He visits garage sales, buys old bikes, fixes them up, and gives them to my boys.
The Three Stages Of Boredom
by: Sharon DeVellis
When my kids come to me and tell me they’re bored, my response is nothing. Like, literally. I just stare at them. Usually with one eyebrow raised to convey my disbelief.
I used to try to come up with ideas.
“Make a fort. Go for a bike ride. Go to the park!” shouted out with unbridled enthusiasm.
My suggestions were inevitably met with, “Meh. Don’t really feel like it. Nyah.”
Followed again by...”Mom, I’m so bored. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO.”