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Friday, December 17, 2010

Chinook Mall in Calgary, Alberta - Christmas 2010

Wandered around the Chinook Mall yesterday and took a few pictures.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hiking Ptarmigan Cirque in Kananaskis, Alberta

These photos were taken summer 2009.  Missed it this past summer but fully intend to get back there this coming season.  It is not a long hike by any means but stunning views.  Keep an eye out for the grizzlies.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Support your local health food store!

Do you like to be able to have the freedom to purchase the healthy products that you want?  Would you rather that Health Canada decide what you are allowed to use or not use? 

Would you rather that Health Canada decide what, if any, naturorpathic doctor you can go to? 

If fully enforced recent laws will prevent us from being able to purchase about 75% of the natural vitamins and other supplements that we now have available.  These products would have to be fully tested and approved by the part of the government that allows pharmaceuticals on the market that have side effects of death. 

Community Natural Foods at Chinook, Calgary
In Calgary you have Community Natural Foods and other good health food stores. 

It is also the home of the makers of Empowerplus! a natural solution to things like Bi-Polar(manic depression) and other similar problems.

Here is a good site that puts this law and the function of Health Canada in proper perspective.

Bill C-6

And please watch this video to the end - there are more on Youtube.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Where to swim in Calgary?

I thought I was in OK shape - I swim a little short of a mile a few times a week.  Thought I was ready to swim with a group.  I saw that the Glemmore Pool had a "Conditioning Swim" at a time that was more convenient to me.  I called and found that it was drop in.  It was either covered by one's membership with the city pools and recreation centers or one could pay the drop in fee. 

My workouts are generally about 3/4s distance and then a bunch of sprints - mostly freestyle and some breaststroke.  Well, Carol, the coach, put me eventually in the second fastest lane which I managed to keep up with - mostly.  I had to take a few breaks - my legs were killing me - We started with a short warm up and then went to a lot of lengths with legs only - mine were burning. 

If you are swimming regularly and want to see how you are doing then I would definitely advise going to one of their workouts.  Different times most days of the week.  Lanes for most levels of 'in-shapeness".

You can check their schedules here: Glenmore Swim Times

By the way - I loved the workout.  I'll be going more often.  Thanks Carol.