Saturday, March 29, 2008
I appreciated the Globe's list of 60 things to do during the hour..in particular #22 as I just finished watching the Leafs beat the Habs (sorry Dan).
We stayed at the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in one of their Tent House Suites. It was sweet! Each tent is equiped with a king size bed, heated tile floors, propane fireplaces, stone shower, jacuzzi tubs and views of the beautiful cove below. It truly was a magical escape. Trent made a little video of the suite which will do a far better job at showing your our tent house suite.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Shaun will be running the first leg (~10km) and Trent will take the second leg (~6km) . Shaun will follow with his long leg of about ~24km and Trent will finish it up with with the final 30km. I'm off somewhere in my calculations but its something like that. They are thinking its going to take them somewhere around 8-9 hours...all depends on the conditions and what kind of pace they can maintain.
You can check for live up dates on Sleep Monsters. They already have some pre-race coverage posted from the last few days.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
- Kitsilano's thickest bacon ...just up the street from us
- Bacon ice cream yes, you read it right
- Bacon Comedy
Trent and I have planned out our meals for Sunday. It all starts with a Kits Coffee cinnamon bun when I pick him up at the airport. From there we are heading to Go Fish for fish & chips and dc. Dinner will be our traditional first dinner of a Tropical Pig pizza from the Flying Wedge, though we may change it up and go out for pizza at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.
Yes..I know its sad that I have planned our meals already but its been a long time since Trent has had the chance to eat out and its been a long time since I have had french fries or dc.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
What I'd do for a plate of french fries and a dc right now. On the bright side I have definitely lost some of the winter weight.
Did I mention Trent arrives Easter Sunday? I'm really looking forward to that too (ok..maybe even more than the fries and dc).
Trent's big race is next Saturday. You can look for updates on Team Delfaxouverville on the Rock and Ice Ultra site. They are racing in the Cold Foot Classic, a 75km, one day event.
I came in at a reasonable 25:41. Slower than I had hoped and behind GV but still with in my goal time range. My first KM and mile were right on track but when we left the seawall and started up the long low incline I was faced with the reality that I really haven't been putting in the time/distance to race. I was knackered. My legs felt great but the cardio just wasn't there to push any harder.
We've been doing track work out for the past three weeks and I've been running pretty quick in my 1000m repeats for me. Each week lowering my time considerably from the week before. The problem has been its been taking me quite some time to recover from these runs. I've been doing some reading and I think I have been running too fast. I need to slow down (who ever thought that I would need to do that) in order to improve.
Tomorrow I start my masters swim class, two mornings a week. I'm looking forward to it as I really need the structure of a swim club to push me to swim fast. I've been swimming about 3 times a week for a good six weeks now so I should at least have the base needed to start pushing myself in the water.
Trent arrives a week today! Yeah!
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Today's purchase was a good one and I think some of you will really like it; the ATHLETE'S GUIDE TO YOGA It clearly, with photos and descriptions, explains all of the poses and what you should be feeling. That's the most important part to me...sometimes I'm not sure if I am doing a pose correctly and to be able to pinpoint where I should be feeling it will be so beneficial.
My yoga session ends at the end of March so I am hoping that I can use this book to fill the gap and start taking my practice out onto the rooftop on sunny days.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
When I got to work and went to change out of the old t-shirt I wore walking in I discovered that my wet towel caused the ink on some on some papers to run and stain the white sweater I had planned to wear today. The one day I didn't pack my work clothes in a plastic bag this happens.
I am now sporting my very old and worn blue long sleeved t-shirt with slacks and cute little flats. Its quite a look.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
While on vacation skiing in Northern Michigan Ben took the kids to the tube park and decided to take a run down himself. Somehow his tube left the track, jumped over the next one right out of the park and landed him down on a patch of ice. He managed to get the kids and get back to their hotel on a broken foot and with severe cuts to his face. While in the bathroom cleaning up he starting screaming for Caron to go get their friend Alan (Ben and Alan are both Doctors). I will leave the gory details out but let's just say he broke a bone around his eye cavity which lead to a rather frightening displacement of his eye when he blew his nose.
No more tube parks for me.
Tuesday night we began track work outs for running. I definitely have a love hate relationship with them. Each lap of the track I just kept envisioning the pounds falling away and that gave me the motivation to keep going. I think the workouts are going to be fun, we have a good group of all different levels and a beautiful track to run on. JS/LA...do you remember those killer hill/speed work outs we used to do with Konrad...in the blazing August sun. I don't miss them!
I've also got myself back in the pool...now if I could just read the workouts and stop swimming extra distance. Yesterday I doubled one element off the workout and ended up doing 400 m of kick. I barely made it up the stairs from the pool after my workout. I'm registering this week for the masters swim program at the local YWCA. It will be two mornings a week and should quickly whip me back into swimming shape.
Floor hockey ends in two weeks. We are heading into the playoffs tied for first place. It's been an interesting season with fun plastic stick floor hockey turning into a very competitive and sometimes volatile game. I joke about rumbles after the games but sometimes I'm not sure how far off that is from the truth. Apparently the crazy confrontational girl's husband had to step in between her and a guy she picked a fight with last week (the week before she took a swing at a guy on our team). Can't wait to face them in the finals!
Saturday I did a nice 3 hour tour through Lost Lake Park out to the Green Lake lookout. It was beautiful and really quiet. That's me enjoying a cup of tea when I stopped for a little break to enjoy the view.
Sunday we went to the Spa and spent much of the afternoon enjoying the outdoor hot tubs at the Fairmont Whistler. Sunday night we rounded up the whole gang and went to the Tube Park. OMG...it was so much fun. I seemed to have the perfect build for speed as each time I overshot the end of the run and hot the back wall..not even the guys managed to do that every time!
On Monday I headed home but stopped at the new Olympic Nordic Centre in the Callaghan Valley. I arrived just in time to watch the Canadian National Team training at the ski jumping. What a sight! I got to see about 10 jumps which included one good wipe out. How does one decide they want to get into a sport like that? Right now they only have one snowshoe trail marked at Callaghan. It wasn't very long but it was beautiful. They have a second longer trail cut but it hasn't been marked yet so I didn't want to venture out there alone.