Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snowshoe extravaganza

After swimming on Friday, I had a 2 hour snowshoe planned. My friend couldn't make it so that left me to my own solitary devices...

I have the cheapest, lowest-end pair of snowshoes you can imagine, but I figure, the more cumbersome, the better the workout, right? I got them on without issue and began the hike up the mountain. The weather was perfect -- no wind in Sparwood -- but I felt like I was cheating as the trails were pretty much packed down with only the teensiest bit of give.

To make up for the lack of difficulty, I decided to hoof it on the flat parts and then keep searching for hills. I climbed up and up and up and zoned out, lost in the beauty of my surroundings. I reached the top, and began descending down another trail for a bit. I started to feel like I was cheating again, so I went backup the steep portion I had just descended and then decided to start heading back.

I completely misjudged how long it would take me to return, because when my car came in sight I realized I still had another 40 minutes to go!! This time I went back on another trail, and made sure to get in my full time. I was FAMISHED by this point and wolfed down my home-made Lara Bar. I LOVE my home-made concoction!!!!! :) :) :)

For all you Plankers out there...

Here's a new twist on an old favourite. A cat on your back provides added difficulty...
Hahahahahahahaha!!


10 comments:

streaker said...

It looks like your praying to the gods of sportwatch time. Please lord make this time go faster1

Jenna said...

lol...funny. And damn...you always push yourself - don;t you ever just want to sit down and rest. What yo smokin? what you on girl? lol

Keith said...

Good thing the 'nut seems to like your shoulders. That would get very tough if she settled in on your butt. Great snowshoe workout! It's supposed to be 15 here today, and the snow is going fast.

Keith said...

Oh, and you didn't say, and I forgot to ask. How many hours did you plank? Did you do the 'ass chats'? (remember?)

Keith said...

This is Linda. I think there's a bit of cat domination happening here, making sure her human is under (literally) control. The first photo looks like Peanut is checking the watch to see if you've gone the required time!

Susi said...

gotta love the nut...making sure you aren't cheating! cringely doesn't climb on top, he just goes underneath me so i can't flop down on him! LOL.

oh, and i'm going to refrain from giving you crap about not taking food with you when you are out in the woods. really i am.

Jason said...

Ass chats - that's not what I think it is is it?

Keith said...

For a while, some time ago, our little blogging community was on about planks. We were sent a video of a guy doing the various kinds of planks. He talked as he was demoing. One of the comments was along the lines of 'OMG those are so hard and he makes it look easy, and the ass chats away while doing it'.

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

There is something strange about your recent pictures...can't quite place my paw on it...

Julie said...

Shannon -- LOL!!!!