Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
After the camp we were supposed to have two races - one on Saturday (a 5km Skate Race) and one on Sunday (don't know what it was supposed to be - it got cancelled so it doesn't matter.)
Well, I wasn't able to post from the Anco Motel in Courtenay - they had the most infuriating wireless internet connection - you know the kind that is there but barely, then it's gone, then it's back..... grrr.
5 km skate race....
The BC Cup (January 19-20, 2008) was my first real ski race (the Toonie race at Cypress doesn't count....)
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Well, the plans are in place for the next two weeks:
- BC Cup this weekend - Callaghan Valley (2 races - 1 Sat, 1Sun)
- Monday - Relocate to the ANCO Motel in Courtenay (sounds charming doesn't it - like a Steel Manufacturing company or something.)
- Tuesday - Friday: Cross Country Canada Ski Camp - Mt. Washington. Skate, Classic, Biathlon - all on the menu... it sounds like it will be awesome.
- Coast Cup next weekend (2 races - 1Sat, 1Sun)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Tonight I got my first taste of nordic racing. About a month after taking up the sport.... It was pretty exciting and quite humbling....
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Here's some exciting news...
The photo above is of Stephen and Justin Levine - another Momentum Foundation disabled athlete Stephen has helped out for me. Look at the sweet ride Stephen came up with for Justin... My advice to ya'll? Go to the Bike Gallery for all of your cycling needs. Stephen has a crack crew of staff that will attend to your needs - they're great guys and their hearts are in the right place.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
With the holidays in the rearview mirror it feels good to be settling back into normal routines... Although in this case my routine is pretty new and is requiring some adjustment.
Friday, January 4, 2008
We are all back after a restful and extremely enjoyable few days on Hornby Island. Hornby is pretty sleepy this time of year (not to mention stormy and cold....) but we had a great time.
Browns - Mel, Bert, Finlay (5), and Daisy (newborn)
Jones' - Sacha, Me, Mattias (5) and Aia (3)
Weather - BAD. Stormy. One half decent day out of three.
Fireplace - approx. 36 hours of total burn time!
Exercise - one hour-long run - went hard to try to make up for lack of workouts and excess of food. Felt really good and had fun on empty country roads and trails.
Food - as mentioned - lots and festive (i.e. maybe not so healthy?)
Enjoy the slideshow...