Some weeks I find Mondays less offensive than others, but this week I’m particularly turned off by the thought of it and am really missing those glorious 48 hours of free time that we call the weekend. I’m going to give you a weekend recap because that’s all that I have to talk about today, really. I had had a particularly long and draining week of work and was 100% ready for a mental break. I left work on Friday like:
Literally, like a gazelle
On Saturday James and I acted like overachievers and made it to Grouse Mountain right after breakfast to get a workout in. We didn’t do the Grouse Grind this time, we did the BCMC trail which starts off with the Grouse Grind trail and then branches off. Both trails climb up the mountain but the BCMC hike is far less touristy and busy than the Grind which makes it a win in our books.
I really like the BCMC trail, it’s a bit longer in distance but it’s not as “staircase-y” aka. hellish or steep for the most part like the Grind is. It still was no walk in the park, at all because you’re literally climbing a huge mountain, and I was drenched in sweat early on for two reasons. 1) It was H-O-T out 2) I’m kind of out of shape
James & I split up at the beginning of the hike with plans to meet up at the top because I didn’t want to be rushed or hold him back. I get argumentative when I’m physically uncomfortable, so this decision is always a relationship saver for us.
When we got to the top we said hello to the grizzly bears in the exhibit. The picture is blurry because I had my phone tucked into my sports bra for the whole climb and there was a film of sweat over the camera. If clicked on this site to see high quality blog picture, you came to the wrong place, ha!
Here’s a better one from when I did the Grind on Canada Day, minus the blurry sweat marks.
Even though I felt great having hiked up a mountain all before noon, I was a tired and cranky mess by Saturday afternoon. I had a long nap and woke up still feeling miserable, does this ever happen to you too?
We were both not into cooking and were craving sushi so we went to Sushi Garden, our favourite sushi place in Vancouver. Check out how massive the pieces of sashimi are. Note, this was only half of what we ordered and our bill was only $42. If you come to visit us, we’ll take you here. Any excuse for me to go is a win in my books.
We went to the mall on Sunday morning right when it opened because hi, we’re anti-social and hate crowds, and got some shopping done. On our way home we stopped at this place that James found while out for a run once where there are wild blackberries growing in a public space and are free for the picking, literally. We picked SO many and I’m going to make some blackberry jam with them. Does anyone know how to do that? I’ve never even made jam before but I imagine it can’t be that hard… ?
Then on Sunday night we were laying around watching House of Cards on Netflix and I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that it was National Ice Cream Day. It would just be rude to ignore such an important holiday so we got right in the car and headed to Dairy Queen to participate in such an important holiday.
Well anyways, I’d love to stay and chat more but it’s freaking Monday so I have to go to work now. Woof..
What did you do over the weekend?
Help me, how do you make jam?