Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The big 26!!!!

Yes, that is right, today I turned the big 26! A couple days ago a friend of mine asked me how I was going to celebrate and I replied " a little running, a little climbing, and yoga!". She replied "of course you are exercising all day for your birthday, I thought you would spend the day relaxing at the spa". Sadly, I have never even been to the spa!

Peter and I managed to get everything in but the yoga. The day was killer nice and there was no way we were going to be cooked up inside for an hour when we could be playing around in the beautiful sunshine.

After eating a nice breakfast we headed off to Squamish to run some new trails around Brohm Lake. I love running in new places and there were tons of trails in all different directions. The sun was shining and the temps were high! Afterward we headed down to the lake to cool off. We got down to our knickers and stood there staring at the lake, a little hesitant to get cold and wet. I am usually the last one in but today, I just went for it and jumped. The lake was chilly and I literally jumped in and jumped out! However, the feeling tat came over me once back on dry land was phenomenal. After you get out of the lake you initially feel cold, and your body kind of goes numb, and then all of a sudden it warms and you feel energized. I loved the feeling of how refreshed I felt that i went for a second jump!

We had lunch at the Zephyr Cafe in Squamish, which I highly recommend to everyone. It had a funky atmosphere and the food was awesome. They had tons of Vegan and Gluten Free options as well. Try the Gluten Free Brownie, to die for!

We headed back to Vancouver so Peter could get some intuition liners fr his ski boots. He's going on a 5 day ski touring trip tomorrow and needed to replace his liners bad. With that out of the way we had the rest of the day to climb!!!! We headed back to West Vancouver and parked outside Klouchman Park. I love this little spot. It's literally on the water that overs the ocean. Stunning. I wish I had my camera. Today was my first time climbing outdoors this spring. I have climbed tons in the climbing gym this year but being outdoors is so different. You have no tape showing you where the next move is going to be. It's all trial and error. I am so much stronger than last year and there is no way I could have gotten nearly as far as I did today. It's great to see progress!

After that we headed back downtown to eat some dinner at the Naam. It was packed as always but as Peter would say, it was "Good eats treats".

Alright off to bed! I am looking forward to a fun trip to Victoria this weekend to visit my good friend Fawn. Looks like the weather trend will continue for a little while longer. I am just loving the warm temps and sunshine. It makes getting out there for hours so much easier!

See you in the trails!


Darek said...

Happy Birthday !!!!

SteveQ said...

Happy Birthday! I checked; by the rule of half the guy's age plus seven, you're 9 years from being old enough for my pestering you...


Happy Birthday you young chick(en). This old bird is so impressed with your accomplishments. Isn't it great the sun is shining down on you on your birthday- good karma there!

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