I don’t have a lot to report but what you should know is that it’s hot here. Really hot. I try and ride my bike early so I don’t get heat exhaustion. Yesterday I rode around Pemberton and this morning I met Sylvie, my trainer, for a pre-work Whitler ride. It’s always so peaceful first thing!
I’m really enjoying being on my bike and I have new (neon green) pedals….thanks to Shayne! Here are some moments:
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:
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!
Today’s post is a shameless self promotion for the workshop I’m leading at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce on February 23 from 2-5pm. You all know that I’m great at creating/joining conversations and that I love to talk. I also know what to say and when (that would be the “PR” in me). I noticed that a common struggle for brands is not knowing what to say on social media and not knowing how to create a strategy to help “create conversations.” So, during this workshop I’m helping the attendees create a social media tactical plan, create a detailed content posting schedule and walk away with a month worth of quality content.
In Whistler or can come to Whistler for the afternoon on the 23rd of Feb.? I’d love to hang out with you and help you strengthen your online brand!