Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back from Alberta

Took a little hiatus upon my return from our mini holiday.  We got back Thursday and I took the extended weekend to decompress and lay low.  It was much needed.  This trip was a bit of a whirlwind that involved WAY too much driving and too many late, late nights.  Alberta is 1 hour ahead of us, plus they get daylight until quite late - so going to bed early was a challenge that we failed every night.  I'm almost caught up now.

Thankfully though the weather was beautiful!

This is what faced us as we packed up and left Friday morning.

Thankfully we drove out of that crap and found sunshine.  By the evening we were treated by this amazing view of Mt Robson near the BC/Alberta border.  It's a rare treat to find this view completely unobstructed from clouds.

The wedding was amazing!  It was a gorgeous day, the weather couldn't have been more perfect.  A lovely casual event with an incredible view in the Canadian Rockies.  My husband is the giraffe 2nd groomsman.

This is us after the ceremony.

My son before the ceremony.  You wouldn't know it but he was sick with a cold and after one dose of daytime cold medicine he was ready to drop off to sleep, which he spent the majority of the day doing.

And my daughter posing on the bridge afterwards

The view from our room was breathtaking.  Such a beautiful part of our country.  I nature!

I have a few more pictures to share but I'll leave that for another day.

The trip was way too short with WAY too much driving.  28 hours of driving time (not including stops) in less than a week.  Didn't leave alot of room for activity, but I did manage to squeeze it in, even if at times it was on the lame side.

I have returned though with a refreshed resolve and a renewed fire!  All those hours in the truck are good for something....

June 1 - 5 mile/8K run
June 2 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 3 - 4 x 1 mile treadmill intervals and core
June 4 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 5 - 2.5 mile walk and 1.5 mile run
June 6 - 3 Hours heavy clean-up
June 7 - 5 x 10 minute treadmill intervals and some core
June 8 - Shred Level 1
June 9 - 45 min run/walk
June 10 - lifting & walking
June 11 - lifting & walking
June 12 - 30 min run & dancing
June 13 - 30 min hike
June 14 - run & walk
June 15 - 2+ hours walking
June 16 - swimming & stair climbing
June 17 - 7 mile treadmill run
June 18 - walking
June 19 - stairs & walking
June 20 - 8 mile run (pretty fast)
June 21 - 6.2 mile steady run

Keep Active!



misszippy said...

Wow--I have yet to make it to that part of the world. It is so beautiful! Looks like you have had a seriously busy month!!

Marlene said...

Incredible views and the whole family looks great!

Syl said...

you are as beautiful as the scenery

Missy said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Great pictures. And GREAT job getting activity in every day. Muy impressed!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! And way to go on keeping up the activity while on vacation. That is awesome!! :)

ajh said...

I think those are the most beautiful pictures! Unreal! Your whole family looks wonderful!

Susan (All Things In Moderation) said...

Beautiful scenery, beautiful family! Good for you one keeping active while on vacation, aside from sight-seeing, I wasn't as successful! :(

Julie said...

Welcome back! What a gorgeous family you have:) I enjoyed the pictures with beautiful scenery!

You did a great job this month Heidi...keep it up!

99ToGo said...

Those pics are GORGEOUS!! I was too young to remember seeing the Rockies, so the NC mountains are the only ones I've seen in person. Those you pictured are spectacular.

Michelle said...

The pictures are beautiful! Love that mountain pic. Your kids are adorable!

Fran said...

You and your husband look great and what a beautiful kids you have! You must be a proud mom.

The view from your window is great, bit jealous over here :)