Here it is, day 30, the final day of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge…sniff sniff. We have worked hard all month, so let’s go out with a BANG! A couple of weeks ago we set some new goals. Mine included climbing a couple of mountains and getting my butt kicked by other instructors. Last Wednesday I attended a fabulous class with Sarah…my calves screamed for 3 days! I did manage to climb one mountain, the plan was to climb it again on Monday but my daughter’s class was performing at her final school assembly that day as well…Mom first, I got a butt kicking from Christine in the morning and attended the assembly. I guess I am a glutton for punishment, I will be hitting Sarah’s class this morning and will climb Iron Mountain before the day is out!
Hey, it’s hump day, make sure that you enjoy some lifestyle activity as well
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SFU – Saturday June 12, 2010
The second race of the 5 Peaks 2010 BC Coastal Trail Running Series took place on Saturday at SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Although the weather was fantastic for the race, it was less than fantastic the week leading up to the race, leaving muddy and slick trail conditions.
Using a combination of single track hiking and mountain biking trails, the 404 racers navigated their way down Gear Jammer, Upper Cut, Function Junction, Lower Snake to Pipeline and the lower trails. What goes down must come up.up the Trans Canada Trail, the Enduro racers splitting off at Mel’s Trail for their additional loop. Both courses finished with a challenging final climb up the infamous Cardiac Trail.
Finishing the 6.3km Sport course first for the men was Mark Bertoia of New Westminster with a time of 31:20. Setting a new course record for the women was Vancouver’s Jillian Fong with a time of 33:51, breaking last year’s course record of 35:15 set by Monika Owczarek. Finishing first for the men was Oliver Utting of Burnaby, completing the 9.8km Enduro course in 44:25, and with a time of 53:42 Chessa Adsit of Burnaby placed first for the women.
The 5 Peaks team wishes to thank all of the race volunteers, the Canadian Ski Patrol System and our sponsors. Our next race will take place on Seymour Mountain on July 24, 2010. Read more
It’s day 29 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge, it’s also double cardio Tuesday and the last day of school for the kids. I survived Christine’s step class yesterday morning, my calves feel great (I was a little worried after step class on Wednesday, I hobbled around until Saturday, thanks for the great stretch Christine) and I didn’t steel anyone’s spot!
It’s a run and a spin for me today and some lifestyle activity in the form of retail therapy.
Have a good one.
Good morning and welcome to day 28 and the final 3 days of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge. Where has this month gone? I had an awesome morning yesterday hanging out at the finish line of the Scotiabank 1/2 marathon and 5km. It was so cool to see you all coming in (sorry that I missed you D and Soraiya, you are just too damn fast) and with such fantastic times, you made Mama proud! I would like to officially welcome Rae to the “Sub 2 Club” and congratulate Soraiya on a new PB! Make sure that you are giving those muscles some TLC and a really good stretch today.
Hitting the LC this morning for an ass kicking by Christine.
It’s day 27 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge. Today I rest.
I don’t think that you ever plan on seriously injuring yourself, but if you do, make sure that you run with Brian M, Brian W, Ron, Colin and Mur! These boys are total rockstars; they will pick you up and carry you out of the trail, they have perfected many lifts, this morning’s included ‘the piggy back’ lift. Note to self, you may be trying to be helpful and help protect his back, but never tell someone who is piggy-backing someone up a steep and technical single track trail to keep his core muscles tight, it doesn’t go over well.
I run a lot in the trails surrounding Hayward Lake. Lately I have noticed that there are A LOT of signs, there are some traditional “don’t litter” types of signs, but there are others that are worth taking a second look at.
I wasn’t expecting to seriously injure myself today, and I certainly wasn’t planning on drowning either, to be honest, I wasn’t even planning on going in the water (you can’t see it, but underneath this sign there is also a no burning sign, tee hee).
Conny is always quick to point out that I could drown in a puddle, she has even had a dream that I sank in quicksand, but it was my fault because she told me to go the other way. I have not seen a sign for that yet, but there should be one, especially near the “likelihood of a mudslide” sign.
I like this sign, keep off the trellises, it appears on the Railway Trail, but I don’t think that there will be any trains using it anytime soon.
This is a good one too, I love the fear in Conny’s eyes as she reenacts it. Conny and I have spoke at great length of exactly what we would do if the dam broke and there was a giant wave chasing us, I still don’t think that we would make it through the blackberry bushes and up the embankment in time, not a wave that size.
From the looks of all of these signs, an innocent hike or run with family or friends could turn into a near death (or just death) experience. It wasn’t a sign but there was a note on left on the trail map this morning that on June 20th there was a large black bear sitting on the trail and it was not moving. Well, at least we have been warned, nothing left to the imagination, we don’t have to worry about expecting the unexpected, because we have even been told.
It’s Saturday and day 26 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge, it is also day 3 of screaming calves for me…wtf? I am hitting the trails with the gang this morning, I haven’t seen them for a few weeks, so it will be great to catch up. This is our first ball free weekend in months, so after a well deserved shower it will be lifestyle activity in the yard for the rest of the day, the plan is to have the patio open tonight!
Friday, Friday, Friday, woo-hoo! It’s day 25 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge. I would like to say that my arms and legs got beat up from my trail run yesterday with Conny but really they got beat up weeding one of my flower beds…for two freaking hours (lifestyle activity in the sun)…ya think it was a bit overgrown? Have I told you how much I HATE gardening. I like D’s version of gardening so much more, going to the nursery and picking out flowers while drinking a Starbucks!
So today I am going to avoid my garden, will get back to it tomorrow, maybe, I will however be kicking some serious bootie and rocking out at spin class this morning. Hope to see you there.
Good morning everyone, welcome to day 24 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge. Y-ouch, my poor little calves are screaming this morning from Sarah’s step class yesterday!
This morning I will be hitting the trails with Conny for 60 minutes. There was a lot of interest last night at Shannon’s all day birthday bash in others joining us…I am curious to see if there are a few more rockstars among us!!! I will also be doing my last Core Connection class until September at the Leisure Centre today, come on out for a killer mat Pilates class if you dare, muahaha.
Update: no rockstars to report, tisk, tisk ladies.
Today is a lot of things, it’s day 23 of the 30-Day Sweat Challenge, it’s the start of the final week of the challenge, it’s hump day, it’s going to be sunny and warm and it’s also Shannon’s birthday.
I should be sore today and this scares me…is it going to be the delayed type that kicks in tomorrow and I will not be able to get out of bed? This morning I get to do something that I am only able to do when I am on vacation, take someone else’s class, different moves, different muscles, so I know tomorrow is going to be ugly. My entry for today is a 60-minute ass kicking by Christine!
What are you up to?
Update: When I arrived at the Leisure Centre this morning to find Christine in her weight room supervisor uniform is was disappointed, but when I found out that Sarah was teaching the class I was pretty happy. She has subbed my classes in the past and I have had rave reviews…well she did not disappoint. She is a bit of a meanie too! The class was a mix of step, cardio, boxerift, weights and boot camp. When I left the class I was out out of breath and water! I also committed a major boo-boo by taking someone’s “spot” in the class, without apology or incident I was squeezed out. Don’t mess with those aerobic girls