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Tick tock, tick tock…

Posted: July 19, 2010 by piraterunner in 1/2 marathon, running gear, shopping

Well pirate runner’s we are now 7 weeks away from our race… YEAH!!!!!

I won’t even discuss how brutally hot it has been in Ontario this week, let alone running in this stanky heat wave that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Instead I will inform you of the preparation we are doing with Miss Stella getting her ready for her Disney Adventure. We spent the day at Wonderland assaulting her with ride after ride…

Seriously, girlfriend does not tire!!!! We even threw in obscure characters that she’s never even heard of and she was all over them

I purchased a pair of new running shoes this weekend in hopes that I won’t lose anymore toenails (icky), I got the Mizuno  Wave Nirvana 6. I’ll give a full review once I’ve broken them in. Have a fantastic week!


Thank God for gondolas!

Posted: July 17, 2010 by sarahbod in hills, shopping, Vancouver

Ha! Yesterday I was complaining about running up hills and today Amy convinced me to climb a mountain!!

She was a little put out by the "no smoking" rule.

So, after waiting almost 2 hours in the passport office. Amy and I set out for Grouse Mountain. I had decided to take the day off running. So, why not do the thing I loathe? Hike the Grouse Grind.  Here are a few facts about the infamous “Grind”

Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
– Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
– Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
– Total Stairs: 2,830
Statistics: Annually, over 100,000 people hike the Grind™.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.
For novice hikers, up to two hours is recommended.
Participants: Hikers range in age from 7 to 90, with an equal male/female split.



Don't be too jealous of my fanny pack 😉

Ok, so maybe we veered off and took the BCMC, but it is the same elevation gain. Maybe not as straight up and it is definitely not as busy, which had a lot to do with our decision to try the other trail for the first time. We pretty much had it all to ourselves.


ok ... so, maybe we shared it with this guy.

It turned out to be a great hike and we finished around 1:30 min. We contemplated having a beer at the top but instead basked in the amazing view of Vancouver from the top of Grouse while enjoying a chocolate milk.

What a view!!! I love this City!!

Tomorrow maybe a short run or a trip to the Gypsy Market.  Who knows? All I know is that my day shall be free of hills and mountains!!! SB