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Weekend Review (Tough Mudder Style!)

This past weekend I went to Whistler with a few girl friends to compete in Tough Mudder. We signed up months ago, and I always told myself I was going to train hardcore, but by the time Tough Mudder rolled around, all I had done was a few push ups and attempts at the monkey bars. Needless to say, I’m very sore today.

We started the morning at my favorite breakfast place then headed up to Whistler Olympic Park on the shuttle bus. The sky was blue with clouds and the weather was probably in the low 60s, a nice surprise from the torrential down pour we had driven through the night before.

For 11.5 miles, we ran up ski slopes; ran down a muddy forest; jumped into colored ice water and submerged ourselves fully then pulled ourselves out; scaled 9 foot walls then tried to “gracefully” get over them; carried a log up and down a hill; jumped into a snowy lake and swam across a portion of it; ran in mud (that sometimes got chest high); got shocked; army crawled through rubber tubes, a snow/ice crawl space, under barbed wire and through more electric shocks; and tackled a few other obstacles. Way to go ladies!

Tough Mudders all nice and clean!

Tough Mudders dirty and done!

Kiss of Mud

Why yes, that is barbed wire a foot and a half above the mud

A gorgeous day in Whistler

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Whistler and the Olympics

My friend Mimi invited me to Whistler with her family this weekend and I was able to check out some of the Olympics! I went to the Luge event as well as two gold medal ceremonies in Whistler. It was an awesome experience! I had one of the best weekends ever. Everyone up there was so nice and friendly. It was a great time.

I also ate. A lot. Mimi’s parents had friends up and they made sure I was well feed all weekend! There was pancakes, the best maple syrup I’ve ever had, bacon, beef pie, a beef bourguignon type stew, pulled pork, bread, cookies, cookie bars, chocolate, crackers and amazing cheese. I definitely ate like an athlete. I will be making beef bourguignon sometime. Peggy (the woman who made it) said she got it from the Julia Child’s cookbook. Next time though, no carrots and way more mushrooms! Also, Costco makes some pretty bomb pulled pork! And having that after a long day of watching the luge in the freezing cold and seeing a gold medal ceremony and being half frozen, it had to have been one of the best things I’ve ever had! Beef bourguignon is also great for after bar munchies, I woke up with no hangover at all this weekend!

If you ever get the chance to get to Whistler. You MUST check out Crepe Montagne. Best crepes I’ve ever had. Last year, I had the most amazing Nutella and strawberry crepe, they definitely do not stiff you on the Nutella like most places! I had been dreaming about it all weekend, but that morning I had hot cocoa for breakfast and wasn’t ready for more sugar in the morning. So I took a chance and ordered the “bobsleigh”: fresh tomato, ham or Canadian bacon, 3 cheeses, and green onions. I went with Canadian bacon and this is what I got:

Cafe Montagne

The French gift to Canadians.. And Americans like me

It was delicious. I didn’t want it to go away. The cheese was melted just right and was a perfect combination with the tomato and bacon. I literally left nothing on my plate. Not a single flake of crepe or a green onion.

While Whistler is blessed with Cafe Montagne, the Canadians also eat this interesting thing called “poutine.” It’s french fries with gravy and cheese.

Interesting....

It actually wasn’t that bad. I believe the cheese was mozzarella. I was told the cheese is usually smaller so it melts into the fries and gravy. I could see this being the best thing in the world during/after a night of hardcore drinking! This would probably help with keeping a morning hangover away. Though probably not the best thing in the world for your arteries. I’d eat it again though!

Alright, time for me to finish watching the Olympics and do some work. Question of the day – your favorite winter Olympic event? I thought mine was ice skating, but after watching the ski moguls… Those were pretty legit.

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