Apparently “Three Things Thursday” is a thing in the blogosphere, because several of the blogs I read do it every Thursday. (Fun fact: my spell check knows “blogosphere.” It doesn’t know my name, or a huge number the technical terms I use at work all the time, but it knows blogosphere. Oh dear.) So I think I will jump on this Three Things Thursday bandwagon, as I like lists and seem to be pretty terrible at posting on Thursdays.
Thing 1: Grouse Grind & Sushi Date
Last night T and I went on one of our favourite dates. (Well, one of my favourites, I guess I can’t speak for him.) It goes like this:
- At 5ish we both get off work. We both head to North Vancouver – he drives, I get to take the SeaBus. He picks me up at Lonsdale Quay and we head for Grouse.
- We do the Grouse Grind! We usually stick together for the first quarter or half and then T takes off because he’s a boy and boys are stupid and are way fitter than me even if they don’t do any cardio regularly.
- Sometimes we pause for quite a while at the top and enjoy the view and take photos like tourists. Sometimes we even stop in at Altitudes for a well-deserved beer.
- But usually we head straight for the gondola, head down the mountain, jump in the car and drive to Sushi Mori on Capilano Road (you have to drive right by it on your way out!). Sushi Mori has been a post-Grind tradition for T and I since we first started dating. The sushi is good, the tempura is greatand Sapporo is an awesome post-Grind beer.
Yesterday I was really looking forward to a Grind, since it’s been about a year since I did it. (I usually manage to get up there 4 or 5 times every summer.) I was a little bit disappointed with my time of 58:30, since I’d hoped that all my running would help me shave even more time off my previous best (59:30ish I think). But as T pointed out (after his third best time of 56-something), we’re usually slower the first time we go up every season and then improve after that. So the plan is to do it lots more this summer and get down a few more minutes!
|This is last summer. Didn’t stick around for photos yesterday.
I do have to say that I felt way better after finishing than I usually do. I was huffing and puffing and sweaty as all get-out, but after I caught my breath I actually felt like I was ready for more! Maybe not more Grind, but to go for a run or something. I guess the running’s doing some good after all.
Thing 2: Strawberries
It’s finally strawberry season! I bought my first basket of local strawberries this morning on my way to work! I guarantee they will be gone by tomorrow. If I can make them last that long. I’d better, because I really want to eat them on my oatmeal tomorrow morning.
Thing 3: Wedding, Wedding, Wedding
I’m not sure if I’ve actually told you all outright about my good friend Caiti’s wedding this summer. I’ve known Caiti since elementary school – we met in Girl Guides. We’ve had some awesome adventures together: West Coast Trail, Bowron Lakes, Europe trip.
In August she and her man are getting hitched! They live in Kelowna (where they both moved to go to UBC Okanagan), but are getting married in Ottawa, where his family is from. I’m super excited for an adventure to Ottawa for the first time.
I’m one of five (FIVE!) bridesmaids and we’re just over a month away, so there’s been a lot of wedding-related business going on lately. Last weekend we had a bit of a bachelorette weekend in Kelowna: wine tasting, Magic Mike and a night out! This Sunday is her bridal shower, which will be a garden party at her aunt’s. I’m so glad the sunshine has finally found us in Vancouver!
Still on the to-do list: actually pull off this bridal shower; get my dress altered; get to Blaine to pick up my shoes (which were ordered from an American website that didn’t deliver to Canada); help Caiti finalize details like flowers that are hard to do when you’re provinces away.