Worst Blogger, Ever.

Yep, I should get an award for sucking at this blogging thing lately.  I wish I had a good reason, but I really don’t…just super busy and not much to blog about.

I’ve been busy, but it’s not really blog worthy in my opinion…lots of working.  And lots of being frustrated with my god damn ankle.  B…b…b…b…boring!

But, since I have a few minutes and I don’t want to leave you totally hanging out, here’s a little update on what’s happening.

A little taste of where I’ll be Saturday morning…

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I’ve been keeping a secret…

And no, this isn’t a pregnancy post.  Instead I’ve been keeping a secret that Jay and I designed and had custom Buffs made!!!!  Originally this was going to be kept secret until the Baker Lake Party, and everyone staying at “bible camp” is automatically getting one, but a) they came early!  b) they look BAD ASS and c) I can’t keep a secret for the life of me!

If you want one and you’re part of the Baker Lake Party – don’t worry I have you covered, and you can have it at Squamish50 this weekend.

If you want one and you’re not coming but you’re local, $25 cash and you are the proud owner of a #BeastBuff.

If you’re not local but want one – I’m still working on this, but e-mail me through the contact form and we’ll make it happen!

And now what you’ve all been waiting for….pictures of me making a fool of myself in my new Buff!

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Humbling.

If you’ve been reading my blog since last summer you know that one of my favourite workouts of all time is the Grouse Grind.  Commonly known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster” the Grind is a just under 3K climb up a mountain in North Vancouver.  It’s been updated over the years and it’s mostly stairs now, and if you’re able to make yourself uncomfortable, you can get into a great rhythm and push it, and it truly is a workout that is unlike anything else I’ve done.

Lots of people don’t enjoy the crowds and the amount of stairs, but I love challenging myself against my previous times, and chipping away at my fastest times, and most of all, I enjoy passing people.   I consider everyone that I pass on the way up as a “kill” and I keep count.  Yep, I love that extra competition that I can tap into during a workout.  Call me a weirdo, but it’s something about the Grind that I just enjoy so much.

And then the view at the top, well that’s always rewarding, and whether you’re running down the mountain on the BCMC or taking the gondola down, it’s always satisfying to know that you climbed all that ways up, on your own 2 legs.

Always satisfying, and usually for me, it’s something I’m proud of.  You noticed that usually didn’t you?  I did the Grind on Thursday and the feeling I felt during and after wasn’t empowering, strong, or anything positive.  It was embarrassment.

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Avoidance.

Someone is avoiding blogging.  I told you before that I didn’t want to be a non-stop party pooper, all Debbie Downer, all the time.  And I still don’t want to do that, but I also have to recognize that I built this blog because I enjoy being able to bare my soul, work through frustrations, and that it’s my own little piece of the world where I can be open and honest all the time.

That being said, this is not going to be a happy fluffy piece.  So, feel free to skip this one, and check back soon to see if there’s been any improvements to my injuries and if I’m back to feeling fulfilled, back to normal, or just plain back to being happy.

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