It’s been a wonderful time hanging out with the family here at Fairmont Hot Springs and Resort (so grateful that they are so generous with their time share!). From sleeping in to late-night hot tubs, we’ve been having some relaxing days and some full days all mixed together. I haven’t snapped many photos of our food, so I thought instead of doing an official “WIAW,” I’d mix it up. Presenting…
WILW: What I Lived Wednesday
We’ve had one or two days of rest on this time away which has been exactly what I’ve needed – what I think we’ve all needed! We joined the fam on Sunday after our 3 day backpack and on Monday found ourselves at the pool. Although I didn’t snap many photos, I did catch this one on my phone and I can assure you that plenty of reading, lounging, swimming, wading and taking cover from the quick rain storm all occurred.
Soakin’ in the shade (after enough sun for this face!) with my not visible Runner’s World magazine.
Besides our weekend backpack at Mt. Willingdon, we’ve so far this week done one hike with the fam. We drove out of the area we’re staying in B.C. to the Lake Louise area and hiked up to Helen Lake. Despite being grossly unprepared for the rain and cold (what were we thinking? We were just up there!), Mikey and I had a great time with everyone, including our friend (Chef) Jay who’s up working/volunteering from CA!
Sarah & Craig jumping!
Mikey & I; Jay; Sarah & Craig; Maurice & Muriel
It’s been great to enjoy time together and we have two more days left until the vacation comes to an end, Sarah and Craig head to Nashville, TN and then back home to Mongolia and until we’re out on the coast for an upcoming YACC Retreat. Again, not too many pictures of us hanging around or our food, but a few that capture some random moments:
Just Relaxin’ on the stairs with some tea….you know.
Craig & Sarah and sashlek!
More than skewers; a Central Asian-style food from my foreign-living relatives!
With all the hiking we’ve been doing and our upcoming weekend planned for one last Mikey-n-Bonnie-backpack before the retreat next week, I haven’t been running much. This morning I woke up early and the house was quiet. My body felt like moving and with a forecast of rain later in the day, I was eager to jump on the break in the clouds. Soon enough I was in my running tights, tank top, and Asics and was out the door. 8.2 miles along the Columbia River (where it starts!) later, I was a happy camper. The house was still slumbering and I wished I’d stayed out longer! But with a possible 55 km backpack in 3 days coming up Friday, it’s probably good I called it quits when I did. My body LOVES to run. I enjoyed the low clouds, looming hills, and quiet, fast-flowing river as my feet trod on the gravel road beneath me. Thank you, Lord, for the chance and ability to move!
And to finish, some REAL “WIAW” to imagine: good breakfasts of bananas, blueberries, vanilla yogurt, some type of cereal & a bit of PB; hiking lunches of make-your-own trail mixes, green apples, leftover dinners & small sandwiches; Thai and Russian dinners made by Sarah and Craig with salads by me and ice cream, brownies & fresh fruit for dessert. YUM.
What have you been up to this week?
What are some food highlights of yours recently?
What’s on tap for your weekend?
I hope you’re having a great week and are thankful, as I am today, that we have the ability to move. Rather than focus on how rough it is that we “have” to workout and view the negative aspects of our bodies, I encourage you to remember how amazing it is that we can move and to be grateful for times when your muscles burn and lungs ache. My goal for today? To do everything without grumbling or complaining – I’ve not been the best at that recently and have felt convicted about my attitude. Attitude really is everything (right, Janae?). Use that motivation from moving to eat well and make healthy choices today, or vice versa if you’re an evening mover. Live well & be well friends,