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It’s a cool, sweet kinda place where the copters won’t spot it

August 15, 2007

Now that I’m planning my next 12 months I need to start getting ready for the possibility of Beijing.   Going to Flagstaff for a month in the spring is still in my buildup as I feel it worked well last year.  At an Athletics Canada team Beijing information session in 2005, (that I’ve since been kicked off of), we were told it would be a good idea to get over to China and experience the culture.  Its also going to be fairly hot there so maybe its a good idea that I get out of the Canadian winter for a bit.  This sounds very expensive and I don’t want to remove Flagstaff from my schedule.  Luckily last week I found a solution to many of these obstacles at the fraction of the price all right in my hometown of Hamilton. (click on pics for full size).

Handee-Mart

Looks can be deceiving but its more than just a variety store that sells Canpops, fresh m¡lk, ice creamss, phones cards, beads, adulte movies“. Even once you’re inside it might not seem apparent but look a little above the lottery tickets in the background…

CashRegister

…state-of-the-art treadmill.

Treadmill

Now I’ll be able to train in a warmer climate than the harsh Canadian winters, immerse myself in the culture, language and smells of Asia and, all at a small fee.  Bonzai trees, beads(?) shrink wrapped shrimp, fortune cookies, how can I go wrong?

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3 Comments
  1. Skuj permalink
    August 16, 2007 2:17 am

    Hahahahaha.

  2. Slice permalink
    August 16, 2007 8:45 am

    A beautiful spot indeed!!! Hamilton has it all!

  3. Susan Coolsaet permalink
    August 17, 2007 10:44 pm

    Hilarious–who knew?! So happy you have such a positive attitude!

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