Sunday, March 27, 2022

5 weeks out to the BMO Vancouver Marathon

 Training has been going quite well apart from a 4 day break from running last week due to my left Achilles acting up.  I gave it rest and Ibuprofen and it seems to have settled back down.  

We also drove up to Silver Star today to clean our gear out of our locker.  The season is over and time to think about spring :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A Silver Star mini vacation

 For the second year in a row, we booked a few nights at Silver Star in the Snowbird Lodge.  We love the idea of not having to rush around and drive up in the morning to ski. The freedom of waking up and deciding when we want to go out and start skiing when we want to come in for lunch, and going out after lunch when we are all warm and fed can't be beaten.  Vic and I also purchased new ski poles (very exciting).  Our old poles were over 30 years old.  We do get our money's worth.

Here are a few pics:

Monday, July 19, 2021

Dirty Feet - Trail Run 5km

 So much fun doing this little 5km trail run.  Good to experience a real race again after so much COVID-19 lock down closures/race cancellations. 

My first trail run, Fynn's first run - period.  He just just started running about about 3 weeks ago with him and I thought a little race would be good motivation.

He had some moments during the race (wanting to quit), but he didn't and I am so proud of him.  We are signed up for the next Dirty Feet 5km in Vernon at Predator Ridge in October!

Our times:

 Vic 32:14.9
Me: 34:57.5
Fynn: 41:48.8

Monday, March 22, 2021

Vancouver - Spring Break 2021

 It's been awhile, but here is what we have been up to:

1. School and work.  Sophie is only doing school 2-3 days a week due to the pandemic, while Fynn goes full time.  Still mandatory masks at work and in businesses.

2. Lots of running and CrossFit.  The Open 2021 is on right now. We have completed 2 of the 3 workouts, with the next one coming up this Friday.  I can say that I have double unders finally in decent shape and I can grind out about 3 ring dips unassisted.  Ring dips haven't appeared in a workout yet!  I run about 4 mornings a week with Joedine, Lindsay, Joanna and Christina. I love it. It's hard getting up at 5am, but it has been a real game changer. I am running about 100 km per month, something I never would have imagined I could do years ago.  I also did a long trail run on the weekend with Sophie and some of the early morning run crew.

3. Fynn has officially finished minor hockey for the season, but he is still in hockey as part of his school programming.

4. We took a much needed mini vacation to Vancouver. Staying at the Westin Bayshore.  Mom and Dad have their vaccines (first dose) so it will be good to see them at Easter in a couple of week.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

It's been awhile...pre Christmas getaway

 I haven't been on my blog in months.  But, we are in the holiday season and enjoyed 3 nights and 2 full days at Silver Star Mountain in the Snowbird lodge.  It's so convenient, I can't quite get over the fact that we can get up in the morning and go skiing!  We don't have to wrangle kids out of bed and drive an hour (not that is a hardship) and then get our skis out of our locker.  We are staying right on the mountain and we couldn't have asked for a better-situated unit. This year it's especially good because due to COVID they have closed the lockers so when we did ski earlier this week we had to get changed/get on our gear in our car/parking

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Vacation - Kye Bay

 Back in 2008, when the kids were very little, we went to Kye Bay which is a fairly secluded area off the Comox peninsula.  Vic had great childhood memories staying there. When we stay here over 10 years ago it made the comment that it was rustic.  Perhaps using that term now would be too kind, as I would call the guest rooms that we were in run-down and a bit of a dump.  Between the bed that broke on the first night to the mold in the bathroom to the sloping floor, it has seen much better days.  After 3 nights we checked out and booked into the Old House Hotel.  Lovely!  I was not raised with a silver spoon in my mouth by any stretch, but this was no way to spend a holiday and it was so crummy I just wanted to go home.  Much better now that we are in some nicer accommodations :)

Tomorrow we are going up to Mount Washington.  Looking forward to that!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

COVID-19 or Life During the Great Lockdown of 2020

Our lives have changed since mid-March

when the Province of BC declared a state of emergency.  Our spring break trip to Vancouver was canceled, the kids didn't return to in-class sessions, my workplace changed quickly (most of my team is now working from home) and some stressful days to help make preparations to support our staff through the pandemic.  Personally, I am missing Crossfit classes, my hairdresser, manicurist and going to the movies. On the positive side, we are able to take Zoom Crossfit classes with some of our 5:30pm crew. We are also doing more running, however our 1/2 marathon planned for early May in Vancouver was cancelled. We hope this ends soon and life can get back to some level of "new normal."