Author Archives: TreesandRocksandLakes
This week is Gordie’s 7th birthday. Bittersweet because he is not likely to see eight. He has had chronic renal failure (kidney disease) for over 2 years which is 20 months more than the vet thought he had. Daily treatment … Continue reading
Just about done with the “its so cold here” posts for this year. I promise! Well, if spring ever arrives…. This was about 3 weeks ago. On the left is rush hour traffic headed downtown, on the right the … Continue reading
It snowed 18 cm overnight. Cold enough to keep the snow fluffy and dry, and no wind crust. A sunny day. Climb up, remove skins, lock bindings down and float back down on soft beautiful turns. Repeat….
At the world sprint championships held last weekend in Calgary, Christine Nesbitt set a new 1000 meter world record. She shattered it with a time of 1 min 12.68 sec, knocking almost 1/2 second off the old record which stood … Continue reading
I use my bicycle to get to work year round but last Monday tested my motivation. It was minus 28C (minus 18F) in the morning and I was tempted to take the bus. I should have. On the way to work, … Continue reading
Maintaining fitness during the winter months, a jogger runs on an indoor running track in a downtown fitness centre. The north facing windows are perhaps a little more interesting, and motivational, than the normal blank cinder block walls found in many exercise … Continue reading