Cough Be Gone

Holy Mackerel. When I get sick, I get SICK! I blame this on being too busy and on a friend who shared her germs with me. Last week I began to feel a cough coming on and sure enough, Thursday BOOM I was sick. I took a few days off work and life and spent a lot of time taking medicine and sleeping. I slept and slept and slept. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Buckley’s pills are magical and not only have I been sleeping like a baby but I’ve been having wild and crazy dreams.

I haven’t been able to work out, ride my bike or do anything that exerts to much energy. I’m feeling anxious because I want to get on my bike and back to the gym and I’m scared I’m going to fall off the fitness wagon. I’m going to Winnipeg on Friday so I’ll have a few days away from my bike and the gym so for the next 3 days I’m going to do what I can to MOVE!

I’m ready to feel better ANY MOMENT NOW! Okay, thanks virus.


I Can See

I CAN SEE! Yes, that’s right folks…. I got new glasses. You know what? The world seems to be in High-Def and it is FANTASTIC! So, the exam, frames and lenses were over $600 but it’s so worth it. I never realized how bad my eyes were and I’ve learnt I have a stigmitism and I’m nearsighted. Fun times for my face! 


Check  ‘em out: 




For the past few years my vision has been getting worse and worse so I finally went to the Optometrist! After a few tests and the ever-so-amusing pupil dialation, I was informed that I have a very wrong perscripton and that I now need glasses to drive. The good news is that I get new glasses and will be able to see again. The bad news is that this appointment cost me over $600. I better have X-ray vision when the glasses are ready! 

I went to the Whistler Eye Clinic and Cara and Shea (Dr.) helped me out. They may be a tad pricy but they rock!

When the glasses come I’ll share my new eyes with you. Anyways, check out my retinas:



Lost Lake Trails

Believe it or not, it’s been about 4 years since I’ve been up to Whistler for my first time and until this week, I had never been to Lost Lake. Appalling, I know! Due to the time of year, it was quiet and breathtaking. I was there because Sylvie gave me another mountain biking lesson and it was awesome. I started off cold and warmed up pretty fast and we rode the Lost Lake Trails.


We rode the Lost Lake Loop to Donkey Puncher to Disco Boy (or something like that) and The Torture Never Stops followed by a fun downhill adventure via Tin Pants. Some was single track. Some was crushed gravel. Some was up hill and some was down. It was hard and sweaty and fun. There was green and even some blue trails.


Here are some lessons/thoughts:


1. Who gives these trails their crazy names?

2. What goes up, must come down.

3. Down is REALLY fun.

4. Stand up over dips, roots, bumps and rocks.

5. Look far ahead. 


If you want to learn to ride, Sylvie is your gal and I’m stoked about riding more trails. YEHAW! SO FUN!