Whistler Spalympics 2010

Inspired by the world class athletes, Norwegian men with basketball sized bells hanging from their waists, and fur clad Russians, the Freqs decided it was time to head up to Whistler and step up our Olympic training.

Beginning with proper nourishment and hydration on our arrival night Laing, Jessie Carlson, JG and I were fully prepared to be world-class spectators the following day. Surrounded by other people of the world, who had obviously worked as hard as us the previous night as exemplified by the fifths of vodka being shared amongst the Ruskies at 11am, we watched cross-country skiers rapidly dispense firearms in public with amazing accuracy. After a few house soaking up the energy of the crowd, it was time to leave the wet snow (aka dumping at the top of the mountain) and head in.

While the rest of Canada was finding the best seat to watch the upcoming hockey game, Laing and I decided our Olympic spirit would be best stoked by a trip to the Scandinave Spa for some rigorous preparation for the evening events to come. Following a strict routine of hot, cold, Zen; we immersed ourselves in eucalypts steam rooms, glacier cold pools, cedar fired saunas, and relaxing atriums where we simply stared at the beautiful surroundings.

Fully prepared, we managed to catch a medal ceremony, K’Naan concert, the end of the hockey game, and an amazing meal before calling it a night.

Avi bombs woke us up the following morning, just in time to really enjoy Whistler/Blackcomb (see afore mentioned dumping reference).

Many thanks to Michelle, Ryan, and Steph for an amazing Olympic experience. Now we can set our training sights on Telus.


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