I was meeting Lori for coffee today in Huntsville so we thought we'd strap on our snowshoes and try out the trails at Arrowhead provincial park.
Great trails and an absolutely gorgeous day out there with that blue, blue sky and bright sunshine. We took time for pictures and yakking. Did the Stubbs Falls trail and ,of course, checked out the falls. The mist had frozen on the trees which was beautiful!
Tonight we enjoyed the Banff Mountain Film festival at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville. About 24 of us met for dinner beforehand at The Cottage restaurant. Great company and wonderful stories about trips and adventures.
The festival was awesome. My favourite film was called Take a Seat: Dominic Gill's 32000 km ride on a tandem bike from the northern coast of Alaska to the southern tip of South America. Picking up random strangers along the way.
Great clips about skiing, biking whitewater kayaking and climbing & lots of crazy stuff that I'd never do!
Finally it's snowing today. Not much but enough to make it all clean and pretty. We still have a good base for snowshoeing (a couple of feet). But the ski trails are messy and icy. So this should make things better.
As a result of yesterday's strength work I am having trouble with stairs and getting in and out of my car, and pretty much sitting down or standing up. Not sure what I'll manage for activity tonight...
Pretty pleased with my results at the Thomass event yesterday. Although there were a couple of controls I could have done better. Next time!
Core 18 min.
Walking lunges 8 min.
3 sets of 40
Ball squats 8 min.
3 sets of 20
Realized I've been neglecting my strength workouts. Need to work glutes to balance strong hip flexors and work core. All that to prevent imbalances that trigger back and hip problems for me. (and my back/hip have been acting up lately).
Too bad that's what it takes to remind me. If only I had a little warning light that blinks "danger, danger!"