My friend and I recently did an obstacle course/mud race, and it was a lot of fun. It was a 5k course with about 20 obstacles, and it was kind of a spur of the moment decision to do it. By that I mean we decided a month before the race to participate, and neither of us have a consistent exercise routine.
When I heard I had a month to prepare, I figured I had time. I’m not a runner, so my plan was to try to hit the road and jog more. I wasn’t that concerned about the 5k distance – it’s about three miles, but with 20 obstacles to break it up, the actual running portions couldn’t be that long. I also knew there were supposed to be cargo nets and upper body obstacles, but I didn’t really have a plan for this either. Continue reading
I’m not much of a fisherman, but recently when my family went on vacation, we decided to go on a charter fishing boat.
Not knowing what to expect, we went down to the dock, met our captain, and got on the boat. The captain asked us what type of fishing we were looking to do. The rest of my family had one goal – to catch dinner. The plan was set. Continue reading
My dad has decided he wants to redo the backyard, so that, combined with the experience from last year, has led us to decide upon a very small garden this year. Actually, I’m not even sure garden is the correct word. The current plan isn’t even to stick plants in the ground. Continue reading
If you go to an Asian bakery, typically one of the things you will find are roll cakes. The basic cake has vanilla cream inside, but they come in a variety of flavors. The cake part is light and fluffy, and the cream isn’t that sweet, making a light dessert. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe, but this was my seventh year participating in NanoWrimo. It boggles my mind a little bit, that it’s been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was taking the plunge for the first time, nervous and scared, but excited to finally do it as well. My friends had been doing it for a few year by then, and I wanted to do it too. I was afraid of the time commitment, but that year I made a promise to myself that I would take on the challenge. Continue reading
In my quest to exercise more, I’ve been on the lookout for a gym that meets my requirements. These include something close to home and a gym that offers classes. I’m not one of those people that can get on a treadmill and work out by myself for an hour. I need someone telling me what to do, encouraging me and pushing me to work harder. I’ve been searching for something for the past year or so, but I hadn’t found one that had classes at a convenient time, or someplace close enough that I wouldn’t have to fight traffic just to get there. So for the time being I’d been going to a cycling studio once a week and walking. It wasn’t much, but it was something.
On one of my walks, I saw a new crossfit gym opening near my house. Continue reading
Recently I had the chance to visit the Cayman Islands! For those who don’t know, it’s a small island located in the western Caribbean, and is a British territory. This means they speak English, but it’s British English. With a Caribbean accent. This means that though you can understand them, it’s not always easy. They use words I’m not used to hearing, and sometimes when they spoke quickly, I just lost track of what they were saying. We went on a tour and the tour guide was Jamaican, and I would say I understood about 50% of what he was saying. It was an adventure, that’s for sure. Continue reading