Thursday, October 22, 2009

Untraditional Training

Anybody heard of Aksel Lund Svindal? He's Norwegian and one of the best skiiers in the world. Here he is in action at a recent training camp, on an "unnamed" peak in Chile.

Coach Phil, can we please include more dance videos shoots into our training camps?

I can't wait for Maui!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Ok, that was an exciting night! It seems like we have been waiting an eternity for October 15th, the closing of our condo. We got the call late this afternoon that the sale had closed and our keys were ready for pick-up. Without one second hesitation, Adam and I were in the car. What a feeling it was to walk into the place for the first time. We felt just like kids on Christmas morning, except for the fact that we knew exactly what the prezzie was. I still can't believe this day is finally here!

Sadly, we aren't staying there tonight as by the time we picked up the Uhaul, loaded up our boxes (we are NOT traveling light this trip!), and cleaned the condo, it was dark and we were both exhausted. Tomorrow will be a big day, but I can't wait. Woot-woot!!


Now here's an instrument I could actually play!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rainbow Lake

I know, I know..... I am really overdue for a blog...

I had planned to do a write-up of our hike this weekend in Whistler but Adam beat me to it and as is always the case with his reports, it is entertaining, well-written, and reasonably accurate. So, please check out the story of our hike here.

I do have to point out though that his very brief description of our bear-encounter was not entirely honest. Without being too dramatic (if possible), it was scary. We rounded a bend in the trail and the bear was right in front of us, no more than a few meters away. Adam was leading so he got an especially good look of this guy's teeth, claws, and overall massive stature. Thankfully, Adam's twiggy legs weren't an appetizing snack and the bear bolted into the bushes. Meanwhile, the two of us RAN away from him. Yes, this is what you are NOT supposed to do when you encounter a bear, but it was our immediate reaction. Again, this bear was BIG and he snarled at us (not quite a "guffaw" as Adam so calmly described). The bear disappeared far into the bush so we were able to continue our run, but were sure to sing and speak loudly for the rest of the time.

Friday, October 9, 2009

7systems @ Frontrunners

Stop by Frontrunners tomorrow between 10am and 5pm to check out the 7systems booth. Kyle Jones and Jen Maclean will be there to hand out free samples.

It's definitely worth a try. I have been using it for almost two years and have noticed significant improvements in energy levels and recovery, as well as a stronger immune system.

Please check out 7systems for all the info... or stop by the booth!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Long overdue blog to follow...