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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).


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…


…state-of-the-art 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?

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


  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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