28 February 2006

Heart rate monitors rock!

My hubby gave me a Timex Ironman heart rate monitor last weekend. It’s kind of funny because I gave him a heart rate monitor (Garmin Forerunner 301) for Christmas. What I gave him is the uber heart rate monitor - it has GPS and stores a history of workouts. It comes with software to install on your computer so you can download your workout history and see graphs and stuff.

I went for a run today and used the HR monitor. It was really helpful because I went at my normal pace and found out that my HR at that pace was right in the middle of my aerobic zone. That means that I can actually go a bit faster and still be in this zone. So I picked it up a bit and brought my HR up closer to the upper limit of my aerobic zone. Cool! Just after one run and I’m already loving this little device.

21 February 2006

Torino 2006

I love watching the Olympics. I don’t know exactly what it is but I really enjoy watching it - every sport from curling to skiing to speed skating to ice skating to hockey and everything in between. It is just so exciting to see the top athletes compete against each other. I cheer for Canada, of course, even if the athletes are not the top ones in their sport. I cheer for the top ranked athletes, too. I don’t know who they are but I cheer anyway.

Can’t wait for Vancouver 2010. I hope we’ll have the chance to see some events. I have a feeling that getting tickets would be difficult and expensive. But it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Olympics come to your home town. I guess I should start saving up some money now!

13 February 2006

Happy birthday, Jay!

To my friend for life, I wish you true happiness and peace in your heart. I am very lucky to have had the chance to share a friendship with you through the years. You are truly one of the best people I know! Although distance has now become a permanent fixture in our friendship, I know you remain one of the few people in this world who really get me.

Have a fabulous 30-something-th year ahead! See you soon - promise!

Beautiful Vancouver

Last Monday, after a night of skiing at Cypress, Kevin, Randy, Darren, and I stopped at the lookout point and enjoyed this beautiful view of Vancouver. Darren shot this spectacular picture.

What more can I say? Vancouver is the best place to live in! After a day of work, we have the luxury of being able to drive 30 mins up to Cypress which has good snow and challenging runs for some skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc. I swear there is no better city!