Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weekend Getaway in the Canadian Rockies

I don't know about your week but mine has felt very long. Mostly, I've felt stressed and kind of worn down.

I make it a point not to discuss my work too much in this blog but suffice it to say that I'm a lawyer (of the criminal kind) and on a daily basis I get to deal with some pretty terrible things. Don't get me wrong, I love my job. It's fascinating, challenging, and I really get to make a difference. But there are some times when I just need a break.

And so this weekend I'm taking some R&R. Well not totally. It's still work related but only a couple of hours in the weekend will be dedicated to work type activities.

I'll be spending my weekend in a beautiful mountain resort in the Canadian Rockies not to far from where the Columbia River begins. This resort is known for a couple of things: skiing, great hiking, and hot springs. HOT SPRINGS!!! Woohoo!! I love hot springs. There's a ton of them in the Rockies. Some are wild and you can get to them by hiking in. Others are attached to resorts and spas. All of them however are awesome.

I don't know what it is about sitting in a hot spring in the middle of winter that leaves you feeling so relaxed. It's just what the Doctor ordered!

While at the resort I'll make sure to get in some exercise in their fitness center and with a 6am yoga session on Saturday with the other lawyers. Can't wait to see some of them attempt to warrior 2 their way through class.

It should be good! In fact it should be great! I'm excited!!

I'll be back on Monday when I'll attempt my version of Chandra's crap free week. I'll avoid caffeine, artificial sweeteners (dear God how will I live without my Crystal Light), dairy, bread, and cereals. It should help to get me back on track with my eating habits. Especially helpful considering I'll be undertaking a new personal training regime (more on that later).

Happy Weekend!


That Pink Girl said...

1. What is your ideal meal?
2. What is your earliest memory as a child?
3. If you were taking a visitor on a tour of Toronto, what 3 places would be on your "must not miss" list?
4. Name one thing you would like to accomplish in the next 3 years.
5. If you won a round trip ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
To play along (for the 2 of you on Earth who haven't done this yet):

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by sending you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Danielle said...

I've got to try this crap-free week real soon... enjoy skiing! :)

A Toronto girl out West said...

That Pink Girl:

Yaaaaaaayy questions! I think I'll make these tomorrow's post! :o) They're going to take some thinking!


Yeah you should! I figure it should be great for weaning me off of the bad habits I have developed as of late!