So I was going to work on the blog over the weekend…maybe next weekend?
For some reason I decided to run the Coast Trail in East Sooke park with my friend Hagen first thing on Saturday morning. I hit the gym and bike regularly but haven’t actually ran in months…needless to say I am still in pain and can barely walk two days later! The trail is amazing though, it runs right along the shoreline and in and out of the trees. It’s not clearly marked, but luckily Hagen for the most part knew where he was going! There are some parts where you have to slow down and watch your footing (you are pretty much right on the edge of a cliff looking down onto jagged rocks and ocean surf the whole way), and by the end I had to walk up the steeper, rocky parts. It took us about and 2 hours and 20 minutes…not bad considering that the trail apparently takes 6 hours to hike! According to CRD Park maps, the trail is 10 km from Aylard Farms to Pike Road, but I don’t think that takes into account the twisty windiness of the trail itself. I’d say it’s more like 13 kms. No wonder my legs won’t work!
… I also went out dancing with the girls Saturday night until 2 am AFTER the run…that also might have something to do with it!
If you stumbled upon this blog and wondered to whom this unorganized and unprofessional looking site belonged, you might have checked out my “25 Random Things” (a la Facebook) in my About section. Number 21 on the list mentions that I had a blog back in the day, when ICQ and MSN Messenger were the popular forms of social media, used mostly by teenagers and geeks. I posted regularly in my LiveJournal, mainly about what I did on weekends with the occasional “stupid customer” story from my days in the hospitality industry. I documented about 5 years of my adolescence…and it’s pretty entertaining to go back and read, and I’ll post some of my finer entries here occasionally for your enjoyment.
The point is, I thought it was about time I wrote about my life again. That, and I should be writing more often if I want to become a writer…that’s what “they” say anyways. I’m also training to run in my first half marathon this October as well as training to become better in all aspects of my life (health, fitness and wellbeing). I know there are tons of blogs about people doing these exact same things, so I will also include lots of anecdotes and observations that I usually just keep to myself in my head…rather than just amuse myself, I will try to amuse you as well!