Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fun Weekend Recap

So, all in all it was a great weekend. Not only did I have to whole weekend off work, but the weather was great and I managed to get a lot accomplished. On Saturday morning we had a great ride with the North Shore Tri Club. We had a big group show up and ended up splitting up into two smaller groups. I have managed to improve enough so that I can keep up with the faster group this year which I am quite happy about. We rode really well as a group and held a pretty good pace for the entire ride. Unfortunately, three hours into the ride I had my first crash. I got too close to the person in front of me and ended up going down, with two people ending up on top of me. I now have a nice collections of scrapes and bruises as well as some damage to my bike. Mark and I were able to ride home nice and easy and still managed to ride about 100km altogether that day. On Sunday, I woke up a little stiff but was already registered to do the 10km Sun Run. We met up with a few friends at the Seabus and made our way to the start line with the 56,000 other people that were competing. We probably should have gotten there a little earlier as I started way back in the crowd. It was amazing to see how many people took part in the event. I knew Vancouver was an active city, however this was over the top. I ran a pretty consistent pace the whole way and negative split by almost 3 minutes. There were far too many people to go for a great time, but I still managed to come in around 46 mins. Now I am off to watch the Canucks games at the pub with some friends to cap off an amazing weekend!

The start of the Sun Run 10km - all 56,000 people

Me - with a few cuts and bruises after the Saturday ride.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome to Our Blog

Well, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and started a blog. Although I promised myself I would never start blogging, I find myself continually interested in reading the blogs of my friends and family to see how everyone is doing and stay up to date.

The past year has been pretty crazy for Mark and I. Although I try hard to keep in touch with everyone, I don't seemed to have enough hours left in the day (not to mention the difficulties of a 3 hour time difference to all my friends and family on the East Coast.)

To sum things up, this is what you may or may not have missed in the last year and a half!

  • Mark and I bought our first home together after moving to Vancouver - in the fabulous Lower Lonsdale area - 3 blocks from the Pacific Ocean and 10 mins to the local mountains - it doesn't get any better than this!

  • We both got settled in the West Coast - Mark started his own business which is doing great and I started working for Starbucks in their Retail Management Training program.

  • We took up a bunch of new sports: cycling for me, swimming for Mark, skate skiing for me, running for Mark, and lots of hiking and exploring the West Coast for both of us.

  • We got MARRIED!!! By far the most wonderful day of my entire life - to have all our friends and family together in one place!

We both have a busy summer up ahead with my brothers wedding in early May, lots of new work projects for Mark and my first Half Ironman in June!

Enjoy reading......