Friday, July 3, 2009

I just got my ass kicked--

at Friday night boot camp!

Trainer Josh is gonna whip us into shape, that's for sure! The Friday edition is held in a much bigger park than the Tuesdays & Thursdays. This new park has big ass hills. We ran up the biggest one (some people more than once, not me, but by the end of six weeks!) then across to some stairs (not a nice flight of stairs like the ones we did on Thursday, or the ones we do on Saturdays though). Then we played Josh's new favourite game: how many times can you run up and down in four minutes? For the record: twice. THEN, we continued down the hill to the parking lot, where we turned around and did a three minute drill--up to the second curve and down. Repeat. Aye karumba! My legs were like Jell-o! And that was just the warm up. We followed with some legs and upper body stuff and twelve minutes of core. Stretching never felt so good!

S. is still not feeling 100%, so he's recuperating at home.

I've had a fajita from the other night and have been contemplating a beer. But tomorrow is WI, so I shall refrain! Tomorrow will be coffee with the girls (just me, C & C as E is off in Paris having a blast, I'm sure) then a FLAT hike. C (non-boot camping C) wanted to do the Crescent Heights stairs but after two straight days of hills/stairs, I need a break! Sunday is my dad's family picnic.

Calgary is currently engulfed in Stampede mania. I'm a country girl, don't get me wrong. I just don't think the gaggle of girls I saw standing on 12 ave wearing black boy shorts and silver chaps with the super short t-shirt embody the Western way of life as I know it. To add to all of this, I live only a few blocks away from the grounds. *sigh*

NO, you may NOT park in my parking spot.

PLEASE don't hoot and holler at all hours of the night. Just because YOU can go to work hung over tomorrow morning, does not mean that I want to be rudely awakened in the middle of the night.

Also, could someone please explain to me why the Stampede can set of fireworks EVERY night for 11 days in July at midnight, yet the Folk Fest has to be VERY quiet after 10 for 3 of 4 days (on the fourth we can stay up till 11)? You know us Folkies. We're known to be a rambunctious crowd!

Happy Friday!


Carol said... mellow bunch of folkies keep it quiet on that island away from most residential homes!! Maybe you need to set off fireworks...seems to be a different bylaw!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your proximity to the Stampeded is more of a pain then anything. :(

Boot Camp sounds like it's quite the challenge!