Every post I sit down to write lately begins with me feeling overwhelmed (“I can’t believe all that’s happened in such a short amount of time! Where do I start?!”) and ends with me feeling incredibly blessed and breathless (“Wow. God is good. What an adventure it’s been!). Today’s post is no exception. So, without further ado, let me begin by inviting you into the last week and assure you that soon we will be back to routine where blogging with be heavier on the fitness and healthy lifestyle side of the coin rather than the random adventures!
After finishing my second fabulous Owyhee trip, I flew into Calgary on Thursday night of last week to a full house of my in-laws, sister-in-law Sarah and her husband Craig, my younger sister-in-law Catherine and her then-fiance Dave and Mikey. The next morning after another quick turn-around we drove out to Canmore, AB for the start of Cath and Dave’s weekend wedding! It was an incredible celebration that included good family time, fun moments sharing stories of the couple, gorgeous views, a meaningful ceremony and two days of climbing while camping post-Lake Louise Chateau fun! Here are some of the photo highlights (with more to come!) that captured the moments we shared together:
Day 1: Cook-Out & Campfire!
Day 2 & 3: Rehearsal + Wedding at Lake Louise
Day 4 & 5: Climbing at Lake Louise
Photo-overload yet? I’ll stop there, although there’s more to come of Mikey and I MC-ing the wedding and other fun photos that continue to tell the story of the past week! It’s hard to believe we’re back, like truly back and grounded in Calgary, and we’re currently pursuing the next steps but trying to trust God and not jump ahead of his plans…we have a tendency to do that.
But looking back at all the incredible adventures there is no way that we can complain or worry because God continues to take care of us. As I shared in the last post, Mikey has a job now (!) and will be working starting in August with the University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre here developing an Alberta-wide peer support network. As for me, I have a possible job offer working as the personal trainer for an oil company in Calgary 2 – 3 days a week and am excited to pursue more details in the beginning of August. As for our housing situation, our plan at the moment is to stay at Mikey’s parents’ house and house-sit while they are traveling to the East Coast for a few months and in so doing save some money and not rush to find a new place. We’re excited for this new plan and are looking forward to what God has in store for us. Our main goal these days is to live generously and by staying at home rather than renting a place, we’ll be able to save so taht we can use our money and our time for the benefit of others. God has given us so much and we are being challenged as a couple to step up our giving and have been reminded of how much God truly does provide through our experiences already this summer.
Fitness-wise I’ve been loving my non-workout active days: two weeks of kayaking plus many days of hiking, walking and climbing make me feel so alive! I’ve still been getting up early to run and have averaged 5 – 6 miles each run in the camp grounds and around Calgary but I’m actually looking forward to shifting my focus to hitting the weights again now that I’m actually around them. Time for less runs and more short, high intensity workouts to stay lean and in so doing keep my energy up and enjoy life to the fullest this summer!
Any fun recent adventures to share over Canada Day or the 4th of July?
What are your goals for the summer? “Living generously” is a broad one, but since I’m not so good with goals, this is more of a direction I’m thrilled to pursue!
How is your summer fitness coming along? Have any subjects you’d like me to broach as I get back into posting about fitness?
Remember, sharing is caring! I’d love to hear from my readers! Thanks for enduring the long update – here’s to getting back into the routine in every sense of the word. Live well & be well friends!