Maybe it's because I am older but these weeks just seem to fly past like streaks of lightening full of starlight moments. Last Saturday we drummed to celebrate Peter Roginski's fiftieth birthday. Sunday found me breathing one inhale and exhale at a time in numerous downward dogs at the Yoga Lounge. Then a couple of quick rounds of x country skiing at the Nordic Centre.
Tuesday Clive and I buzzed up to Hidden Lake from the Lake Louise ski resort on our backcountry skis.
Wednesday my enthusiastic x country ski teacher, Jeannie tried her best to move me on from years of "shuffle and sniffle" to more elegant and efficient "stride and glide."
That afternoon Canmore caught Olympic Fever as the entire community celebrated a perfect warm winter day, the Olympic torch and the many Olympic athletes from this little town in the Rockies.
Followed by a couple of noteable birthdays. Shona's boyfriend Andrew unwrapped his surprise and was delighted by a Yamaha guitar. Thursday it was little Noah's first birthday celebrated in fine style in the Hot Pools at Banff.
Friday a big day of sucking air and it was very cold air all the way to the summit of Crowfoot Peak with Clive and Brian McBroom. I have to say Saturday was recovery day. Time to restore in the yoga lounge.
That brings me around to day. We found out first thing that Shona had finally achieved her goal of making a second run in the world cup GS in Cortina. Clive and I are delighted with her 23rd spot gained through untold hard work, determination and her father's go faster genes! Oh yes and buckets of stress management. Maybe she will write a book one day about living in the pressure cooker of elite sport. And tomorrow Alpine Canada announces the Olympic Team so keep watching this spot!!