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."

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A fun ski day!

After a bout of -20 for about 3 days last week, our normal winter temperatures are back so we decided to head up to Silver Star. Sophie had to work at McDonald's, so it was just the three of us today.

The conditions were great.  Christmas Bowl was the most fun in my opinion.  A little bit of wind in the Vance Creek runs, but

nothing too bad.

Friday, December 27, 2019

running over Christmas

Vic and I have been running (with Sophie) each day since Christmas.  We are on day 3 of our running challenge, adding a kilometer each day.  I love my new Garmin Forerunner watch.  It's so great to be able to accurately record your distance.  Here is a photo of  our run today in Oliver near one of the oxbows adjacent to the river channel.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tired mom

I can almost breathe again.  The past month has been crazy as usual.  My body, mind and soul feel tired.  Work, kids, fitness, hockey, skating, home stuff...the list goes on.  The usual Christmas activities have been full on the past couple of weeks.  Once my work Christmas party is over, I do tend to relax a bit more as a work party never feels like you can be "off" as I feel that I have to be very much "on."

On a fun note, we had our annual Christmas Crossfit Throwdown fun competition on Saturday.  My party Wendy and I had a great time and did fairly well too.

On Sunday, we went to Silver Star for our first ski day of the season.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Around here..

It's been the usual busy week around here.

Work, kids' activities and fitness related stuff for us.  Sophie competed in the Valley's Cross Country race this week and qualified for Provincials in Abbotsford.  She's had a great running season.

The kids both had a Pro D day today. Fynn went to the mechatronics camp.  He and his friend Taylor made a cool robot.  Fynn's a bright kid.  He is building his own computer at home purchasing the various parts as he can afford them.  Love how his mind works.  He also took a keen interest in the recent federal election.

Vic and I are competing in the Crossfit Open again this year.  We had workout 20.3 today.  I finally kicked up from the floor into a handstand.  Now it is time to work on the push up portion of the movement.  Very difficult.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

10 km - race day!

It's done! Broken down by stats: Sophie placed 21st overall out of over 602 participants! 5/393 females!! She placed 1st in women under 19 with her time of 44:37 chip time, 44:46 official time. A podium placement 🥇

Vic placed 48th overall, 32 for guys and 6th for his age category out of 36. Well done! His time was 49:23 (chip time), 49:33 official time. He did this 49:31 two years ago.

I had a PB that I was really working hard for. 54:24 (chip time), 54:34 official time. I was 104th overall, 46th for females out of 393 and 6th in my age category out of 65. I did this race in 58:39 two years ago. It was hard. Really hard and had nothing left in my tank but very pleased with my race. 

Thoughts for next time:  it helped to stay in Kelowna the night before.  We stayed at the Grand, so no parking hassles.  We just walked to the race.  A light jog also seemed to help as we walk/ran to warm up.  No coffee before the race, but Aleve helps (no tummy troubles).  To increase my time, I will need to do some tempo runs at my lactate threshold.  I was hurting and even though I shaved 4 minutes off my time (which is huge) I ended completely spent with nothing, NOTHING in the tank.  I am very tired.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Skating is back!

January 10, 2019 I started adult figure skating lessons. I kept at it once a week until May when the lessons wrapped up.  Lessons started up again tonight.  Tonight I worked on 3 turns, edges and a few other elements.

I'll track my progress on the blog and see where it takes me :)