Today is our wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe we’ve been married 6 years already, and together 15! I still loved how our wedding cake turned out (we were rock climbing up our cake, with a kayak at the bottom) – it was fun going through the pictures again (our photographer did such a great job!). We were never ones to go with conventional 😉 This year, we’re not going away anywhere, and our plan is to spend the day out and about in Vancouver – eating good food, sampling local coffee shops and tasting rooms, and playing general tourist for the day. We’re pretty excited for it 🙂
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Out Saturday Snippets for 12.November.2016.
- I just finished listening to the Training Beta podcast on shoulders (how to prevent injuries to them, heal them and exercise them). As a female, I definitely find that my shoulders are a weak point, and it’s always good to hear from an expert (physiotherapist, in this case) on what we can do to avoid injury. Esther Smith, the physio interviewed in the podcast, also has a good article on shoulder maintenance. It’s worth a read, even if you don’t climb, but suffer with shoulder niggles.
- We love the exercises from the Gimme Kraft climbing book. Here’s a quick video showing a few more we want to add to our core-strength exercise bank.
- Pumpkin hummus? Yes please! Or a bit of Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese? Don’t mind if I do!
- It’s probably bad to link back to one of my posts, but I feel like I’m craving that Carrot-Cranberry Snacking Cake again!
- I love the idea of these Brussels Sprout fritters. But I’d probably have to bake them because I can never bring myself to fry things…
- I must be on a winter-squash kick. This Red Kuri Squash Curry looks so inviting for a cool autumn night. I bet the leftovers are even better!
- This guy is trying to complete 5 Ironman’s in 5 days. Absolutely crazy! Jill and Sean – after your first one next summer, perhaps this is something aim for! 😉
- I’ve been reading the book Real Food, Fake Food. Goodness, is any food safe anymore? Probably so, but it will take diligent effort to find it!
- I love this gender-neutral bathroom sign at a BC school.
- The new American President. Even thought I had a terrible feeling it was going to happen, I still felt a knot in my stomach when it actually happened. Jonty found a good article, about the similarities between the Brexit vote and the American election. Let’s hope the next 4 years will a step in the right direction, for everyone affected.
On the Moby News (aka Sprinter Van Conversion):
- We built and stained the battery box, and we’re pretty pleased with how it turned out. The CNC’d handles should be really handy for moving it around, when necessary. This box shows one of the big benefits of using 80-20 to frame the inside of the van (kitchen cabinets included): we can slide in wood (or plastic or any stiff material that’s thin enough) to make up the walls, with the 80-20 acting as the joints. We may use a similar technique for the vinyl-covered walls.
- Our foam-back vinyl arrived this week! In peeling back one of the corners, it looks pretty good and feels really nice. The plan is to buy the wood this week (1/8-inch marine ply) and hopefully start to cover some of the panels. This will cover our walls and ceiling. We’ll probably start with the ceiling, as that should (hopefully!) be the most straightforward pieces to cover, and we can get the ceiling lights mounted at the same time.
- The battery parts we were waiting on finally came this week (it took almost 3 weeks longer than they promised), so Jonty is happy to be moving on with that project and start to think about transferring everything to the van.