Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I have actually been home for a couple of days, but I have been wading through a backlog of emails and snail mail, plus spending quality time with my family and of course my Cooper. He doesn't seem overly excited to see me, but he is sticking pretty close to me. Right now he is sleeping by my feet while I type. Normally he would be sleeping on the bed and the open window, but he seems to need to keep an eye on me. Poor pup!
Our trip was incredible! I did gain another 10 pounds though. So, now I have 30 pounds to lose to get get back to my happy weight. We were pretty active in Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Port McNeil, but after our kayaking excursion we mostly sat for the rest of our trip. I will go more in depth on our trip hopefully starting tomorrow. For now I am still dealing with that backlog of correspondence...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The train ride from Toronto to Vancouver was fun... exciting... gorgeous... comfortable... relaxing... I could go on and on. Some of the highlights include watching a thunderstorm with lots of lightning over the prairie, the Rocky Mountains, crossword puzzles and Scrabble with my niece. Sunrises, good food (though I think I gained five pounds!), meeting new friends, and coming into Vancouver along the Fraser River. This afternoon after we checked into the hotel we walked abuot 5 miles to Little India and had real Indian food and looked at sarees and punjab suits. Tomorrow we hope to meet up with a Sparkfriend and walk the Stanley Park Seawall. Tigan is napping... hence the time I have to get online and update everyone on how things are going. It is weird... I am 40, and she is 21, and I have more stamina. I guess all that exercise paid off. Also when I travel I tend to sleep a lot less than I do when I am home.
Not certain when I will get online again. I hope all my friends are having a great week. I know I am!
I will post in more detail when I get home. All I have to use is a tablet, and I am not used to using it to go online. I promise stories when we get home July 21st.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Day 1,000 is met and conquered. That is at least 120 minutes of fitness Every. Single. Day. For 1,000 days. Most of the time I went over 120 minutes, but that is over 120,000 minutes of exercise. OMG! I didn't think I could do it, but holy crow! Look at that... I made it!
I walked the dog for over 2.5 hours this morning and did a little yoga. Now we are packing for our trip. I am so excited! Good things are happening, and I am having tons of fun!
I will check in tomorrow before we leave, and then I will be off line for a month.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Took my Cooper dog for a nice, long walk this morning. Over 6 miles. Plus the walk to and from the salon when I went to get my hair cut. I took the long way home (more than double the distance). So, tomorrow is Day 1,000 of my fitness streak (120+ minutes of fitness Every Single Day) and it is also packing day for our trip. Tigan is coming over midday and we are going over the packing list and packing our suitcases and carry on bags, and stocking our purses. Each of us has a suitcase, backpack, and purse. That is all we are taking for a month on the road. My mother's formula for packing is to take half the clothes you want to pack... and twice the money!
So, Friday I will walk (maybe go for a short run?), and pack, then have dinner with my neighbor. And then Saturday we leave for Toronto to catch the train. I already printed our boarding passes. Wow! We are really doing this crazy, fun thing. It should be a blast.
I talked to my cousin in LA, and she is treating us to the Hollywood Bowl, which is a concert venue with picnic. I believe it is going to be an orchestra playing music from Dreamworks movies, hosted by Jack Black. Should be fun.
oh, and I had my stress test yesterday morning. They couldn't get the IV started. They stuck me 11 times! After a certain point I just started laughing. It was either laugh or cry, and I didn't feel like crying that early in the morning. I lasted 11 minutes on the treadmill, which I guess is pretty good. Because they took almost an hour to get the IV started I didn't get out of there until 11am (I arrived before 7am)... and ten I had to go get blood work done! So I got stuck with a needle 12 times yesterday! The lab tech got me on the first try though. I just wish she had started my IV. LOL! I won't get the results of the test until we get back from our trip, so I am just not going to worry about it. There are plenty of other things for me to worry about!
And we went kayaking last night, and made it back to the launch about 15 minutes before a thunderstorm started. We got off the water before the thunder and lightning started. I really dislike being out in a kayak in a storm. It just isn't safe! Once the storm hit the lightning was incredible. Lots of electrical activity.
And the water is back on in my building. Which is good since I needed to do pre trip laundry. Some drunk guy did a hit and run on a fire hydrant down the street, and they couldn't shut the water off all night, so we had no water. They finally dug it up and got it fixed. Yay, for village workers!
Today is my youngest niece's 8th birthday. She planned the menu for our family dinner tonight, so I have no idea what we are having. She likes a lot of healthy foods though, so it shouldn't be bad. It will be good to see the whole family before we leave on our trip.
I think that is everything that is happening (or happened yesterday, as the case may be). I will probably think of something later though. LOL!
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