Monday, June 11, 2012

Hiking - Burns Bog

So overall I had a decent weekend. My teeth are bugging me since I had some crowns put in and they are a bit wonky, I see the dentist on Wednesday so hopefully they can get it all sorted out for me. So I wasn't as active as I would have liked due to the pain, but I did get a decent hike in on Saturday.

I was planning to go back up to Grouse on Saturday, but I ended up running a bit late and I had to pick up the boyfriend so I decided to check out Burns Bog since it was on my way to Richmond and I had heard it was a good place to get some exercise.

I ended up doing a brisk 40 minute hike. I will be going back there for sure. There are enough hills to get a good burn in, but not so much that it is too challenging. It will be a great place to take my son, or to go on a bike ride.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grind #1

So I completed my first go on the Grind and I am very proud! I have only done it once before when I was around 19 and I completed it in about an hour and a half. Today I completed it in 1:44:32 so that is pretty great!

It was very challenging and I kept thinking that I would never want to do it again, but also I was thinking that it will get easier each time I do it.

So my stats were (according to my fitbit) :

Time: 1:44:32
Calories: 550
Floors Climbed: 283
Steps Taken: 600
Helpers: Vega Hydration Powder

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gearing up for Summer!

So I have been doing pretty well overall. I have been holding steady around 171lbs for the past couple of weeks. I was around 155 so it is a bit disappointing to have gained, but I am still proud of my progress and I am never giving up!

Last summer I had the goal of doing the Grouse Grind 5 times, and I didn't even do it once. This year in order to kick my own ass into meeting that goal (and maybe even exceeding it) I have purchased a local's pass. This way I never have to worry about having cash on me (you pretty much have to take the gondola down) and it also gives me access to the mountain for days when I don't want to hike up. I can take the gondola up and hike around up there or have dinner at one of the restaurants (the bistro has an amazing beet salad!). I also bought a pass for my son, so I am keen to get him up there with me as well. I even have a friend who is going to hike with me sometimes.

I am planning to head up there after work and take my first stab at it. It might take me a long time to haul my ass up there, but I am going to give it a go!