We arrived in Calgary Thursday morning, 10:30am local time. By the time we got our car (most horrible rental car experience, ever) it was around noon. We toured around Calgary for a bit, stopped at an Atmosphere store (still love the Merrell barefoot shoes – soon, soon!) and had Extreme Pita for lunch.
We made it to Canmore, where we are staying until Tuesday, and spent the afternoon exploring the town.
We had a great dinner at the Grizzly Paw, a restaurant and microbrewery. They make their own beer as well as their own soda. The soda is not caffeinated, and contains 1/3 the sugar of regular pop. I had grapefruit, and it was delicious and refreshing.
The hot springs were awesome – there are 2 pools, the “cool” pool and the “hot” pool. The cool pool has a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius and the hot pool has a temperature of 39 degrees! It was so warm that we didn’t stay in the water for much longer than 25 minutes.
We spent the rest of the afternoon driving around Canmore, up to Spray Lakes (which is 1500 feet higher than the town of Canmore and about 20km away) and even the Nordic Olympic Centre, where part of the 1988 Olympics were held.
After dinner at the hotel restaurant, I grudgingly headed down to the tiny hotel gym for a CrossFit workout. Since the gym doesn’t have much equipment, I originally intended to do this workout:
I changed the push jerks to push presses, and used two 20lb dumbbells and the workout took me 10:54. The hardest part of the workout, as always, was the push presses. I have so little upper body strength still and it sucks!
Tomorrow we are renting mountain bikes and exploring Banff! Hopefully I’ll be able to fit in a WOD before or after our excursion, too.
I hope everyone had a great week and that you have an even better weekend!
What is your dream vacation?