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Vacation and a Different YMCA

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We are on vacation in Edmonton, Alberta. This morning we exercised at the YMCA and I liked trying out a different gym. I got the water aerobic schedule so I can change it up a bit.

There is a forest fire in another province and the smoke has blown hundreds of miles. There is a smoke advisory here and people with asthma, etc. are warned not to exercise outdoors. Yesterday when we arrived I felt so tired and was coughing, so no exercise.

On the drive, some areas were so thick with smoke there was very poor visibility. There is still a haze over the city but the air quality is a little better today so we were out walking in the afternoon.

We are sitting outside to access WiFi and watching a campground neighbor get his campfire going.....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ACROSONIC 8/22/2010 7:53PM

    Good for you, working out on vacation! You said you would, and you are doing it!

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FITJANE 8/22/2010 6:48PM

    WiFi while camping! How cool! Technology is amazing.
Good job finding a way to get your workout in. Go TEam!!

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PSFITMOMMY413 8/22/2010 3:18PM

    Way to go finding a gym while on vacay :)

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 8/22/2010 2:50PM

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! Hopefully the smoke clears up for you.

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PJCHILIS 8/22/2010 2:28PM

    Sounds like quite a combination. WiFi and smoke.

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SEEMAINE 8/22/2010 12:36PM

    Have a great vacaation and take care! Good going on getting to the YMCA there!

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CAROLJ35 8/22/2010 12:11PM

    How much fun to be camping! And in beautiful Canada!
Sorry about the forest fire, though, so be careful not to inhale too much smoke.
I do water aerobics almost every day and love it, so hope you enjoy it, too.

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LOOKY-LOU 8/22/2010 11:29AM

    Wow, I live in Beautiful British Columbia, but since we are close to the ocean...we get the breeze and I haven't seen any smoke at all!

Enjoy your vacation!

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MUNCHIE718 8/22/2010 9:40AM

  Enjoy your vacation. I used to do water aerobics at the Y all the time-- a lot of fun!

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AMALIA8 8/22/2010 8:54AM

    Sounds like fun! Keep up the great work and utilize the indoor exercise if the outside air is too smokey!

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BETRME100 8/22/2010 6:05AM

    The water aerobics sounds like a nice change of pace...too bad about the smoke, hope it doesn't affect your plans too much...enjoy yourself!!

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SAISHA100CJ 8/22/2010 6:04AM

    Water aerobics sounds fun.
That is a shame about the smoke. Hope it ends soon.
Enjoy your vacation and have a great time!

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SHEILA1505 8/22/2010 2:49AM

    Have fun - sounds like you are having a good break - but look after yourself. That smoke doesn't sound like fun at all - stay well and safe

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    Sounds like a fun time, despite the smoke and limitations - How good it is to be able to utilize a different Y! We often have air pollution and fire smoke advisories, so I can relate... face masks aren't much protection either, so take that seriously and be careful out there, okay?
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PEEKINGOUT 8/22/2010 1:14AM

    Stay safe and have a good trip. That's great that you are working out even on your trip. I usually take a vacation from everything! Of course vacations are usually busy with sightseeing and local activities, so it's not as bad as it sounds. :)

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CARRAND 8/21/2010 11:59PM

    Your vacation sounds like fun. I hope the smoke doesn't cause you any problems.

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HONEY323 8/21/2010 11:44PM

    It sounds as if you have a wonderful vacation planned. DO be careful of the smoke. Forest fires happen often here in Arizona, and the smoke really does cause problems for people with asthma.

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KARLOTTA46 8/21/2010 10:59PM

    Be careful with the smoke. I'm glad you got to try a new YMCA. Do you get to use any YMCA with a membership? That would be great.

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CATEECHER 8/21/2010 10:52PM

    We had smoke in these parts several summers ago so I know what you are going through. No fun. Good job on keeping up the exercise while on vacation and in spite of the smoke!! I'm impressed!!

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MIPPY265 8/21/2010 10:42PM

    Stay safe while you are there. I hope that the smoke doesnt cause too many problems while you are there.

Enjoy working out at the Y while you are there!!

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JMCADE 8/21/2010 10:15PM

    Sounds like you are having a good trip and watching your lifestyle at the same time. Good for you. Have a really good time.

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LINDA! 8/21/2010 10:15PM

    It was great that you got to work out at a different facility. Take care....hope you can stay away from all of the forest fires (and smoke).

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    It sounds very bad there. Please stay safe.

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ECASPERS 8/21/2010 8:36PM

    Enjoy your time there. Sounds like you are overcoming the weather obstacles. Next week I am in Colorado and we are going to do some bike riding, walking, climbing and other healthy things. Can't wait.

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INTOTHESOUTH 8/21/2010 8:16PM

    My goodness!! I hope everything goes well on your vacation! I'm so proud of you for working out at a gym on your vacation!

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