Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back to work!

Hello everyone!

It has continued to be a great week after getting home from Maui. First of all, I am the proud new owner of a car!!! Yay first time having my own car=more independence yes! I have a 2000 VW Passat...very pretty! Thank you to Kamloops Mazda for giving me such a good deal on a Volkeswagon!!

In other news I learned this week that there is good hiking around Kamloops!!! My friend Bre, my brother and myself hiked up the hoodoo's behind the Kamloops airport. They are so beautiful!! Such distinct features and peppered with bits of quarts and jade...and cactus!!! I got some cacti stuck in my ankle!!! Ouch...but I had revenge by collecting a bunch, peeling then eting them!! To anwser the question I know is coming....yes they are edible...yes someone informed on the subject told me...and yes they taste like chicken.....wait a tic....Kidding!! Just checking if you were paying attention!! They taste like a very watered down pear. Worth trying once in your life if only to say you've eaten cactus! Whatever the case it was a great hike in lovely Kamloops sunny weather!

I also went outdoor rockclimbing for the first time in a very long time! I have climbed indoors quite alot in the past few years but never had to opportunity to commit to the outdoors! I went with my friend Bre and her boyfriend out to Lac le Roche about a 30 min drive from Kamloops. I discovered that I was actually a little freaked out to belay back down the cliff! Going up no problem but coming back down took a second before I felt confident in my repelling abilities!

This week is about getting back into the swing of summer life as a ski racer...aka getting back in the gym and skiing!! Yesterday I drove out to Canmore in my new car! Today I went skiing with Jay Keddy (a nat. team coach) and it was excellent!! I feel like I learned a ton and that my skiing is already better! We worked on narrowing my stance, "clapping" in between turns and running a deeper line. I am going to ski for the next few days and I can't wait to continue working on these things! Hill in the morning gym in the afternoon...ah to be back in business!

Until next time!


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