Saucony Triumph ISO3 Shoe Review


You know how you go shoe shopping in a large store like Sport Chek and the shoes are under separate headings like “Running, Cross Training, and Walking”? Well, I can honestly say that the Saucony Triumph ISO3 is the best shoe I have ever worn cross training! I’ve been wearing them since Christmas both on runs and in the gym and this…

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Tips to Look & Feel Great in 2017


I don’t know about you all, but school is back into full swing and I’m creating a whole new routine of classes, work and workouts. And while I didn’t set any resolutions, I’m looking for easy tips and tricks to improve my health and happiness. January is the perfect time to commit to new habits to help you look and…

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Friday Fitness- Jan/Feb Fitness Goals


It’s back! I was debating saying goodbye to Friday Fitness altogether (so many of my favourite blogs dropped it for the new year) but then I was told I had to keep a record of my physical fitness and eating as part of my Physical Education program this year. I figured, easy- I’ll just keep doing my Friday Fitness recaps!…

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Ice Skating on Waterton Lake


I always say misadventures make the most memorable adventures and in the case of this past weekend, helped me find a new adventure. Ryan and I had a cross country ski day in Waterton planned for weeks. We spent the holidays apart and needed some quality time that didn’t consist of snacks and Netflix. Despite the forecast saying a high…

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Link Love: Winter Running Tips


Holy crap is it ever cold! I don’t know about you my fellow Canadians runners, but I am taking it inside on the treadmill until spring I think.  But for those of you who can’t stand the treadmill and are ready to brave the cold, I found a bunch of links that might be helpful. Stay Warm! The Ultimate Guide…

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4 Benefits of High Intensity Workouts


I have this great holiday tradition for the past few years where I join my mom at her gym for high impact cardio workouts. Several years ago, my mom got really into the Les Mills classes such as BodyAttack, BodyCombat, Step, and BodyPump. She lost tons of weight (30 pounds or so) and gained tons of energy from these high…

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Stress Less in 2017


Social media is abuzz with posts, tweets, instas, and snaps filled with positivity and plans for 2017. It’s really nice actually to spend the morning with so much positivity. This year, I’m not setting any resolutions or goals. Instead I set an intention, a mantra, for me to repeat to myself throughout 2017. STRESS LESS This is going to be…

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Join me in the Chopped Leaf 31 Day Challenge


I’ve decided not to set any resolutions in 2017. All I want is to be healthy and happy and I don’t need a resolution to do that. When I heard about Chopped Leaf’s 31 Day Challenge, I thought that would be a great way to kick off 2017 with a healthy bang, hitting restart without making a year long commitment. For my…

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2016 Christmas Recap


Getting the five of us Tynan sibling together is a rarity. We’ve all scattered; Laura in Norway, Bruce in Salt Lake City, Ben in North Dakota, and me in Alberta. Only mom and Leilani remain in Washington state. But every other year, we all gather at moms for Christmas fun and craziness! This year was extra special because we have…

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Stay Motivated in Your Workout Routine with These 10 Easy Tips


In the early days of a new workout routine, excitement and motivation are high. As you settle into a routine, however, that motivation often begins to wane. Sometimes, it’s because you’re bored with or don’t enjoy whatever you’re doing. Other times, a lack of noticeable results makes you feel like you’re wasting your time. However, results can take time. You…

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2016 Year in Review


2016 was a tough year in life, but it was a rocking year for adventures! This was the year I found several awesome outdoor ladies and I stopped hiking alone and started hiking with my gal pals. LIFE In 2016 the pixie dust of returning to school wore off and I was in the grind of things. Spring semester was…

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Birthday Musings- I’m so Much Stronger Than I Thought


2016- My 31st year of living has been a tough one. Longtime readers know I love to look at the positive side of all things, and this year showed me just how mentally tough I am and how much stress I can handle. I have written and rewritten this post over and over. I don’t like to be a complainer, I…

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All I Want For Christmas Is Peace of Mind


It’s that time of year! Christmas music, cold weather (and I mean COLD -25C), twinkling lights, and gift guides. But due to the extremely tight financial situation we’re in this December (student teaching =  working more than full time hours for no pay), I find myself a little blue that I’m unable to buy gifts for my loved ones and that…

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Add Some Sparkle with Bonne O


It’s Christmas Season which means shopping, baking (well- for most people, certainly not me), and presents! Christmas came early for me (and a lucky reader) when Bonne O sent me two of their carbonation systems to add some sparkle to my holiday drinks. I think you truly put out your desires into the universe and they come back to you eventually.…

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Tips to Stay Warm in Your Old House


I love old houses. I love the architecture, the history, the style; but you know what I don’t love? How ill equipped they are for super cold weather. The original portion of our home was built in the early 30s and the bathroom/bedrooms were added on in the 40s. I love my character home so much but it does come with…

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Oh Christmas Tree 2016


It was the first weekend in December which meant it was time to head to the mountains to cut down a Christmas Tree! My siblings and I have such good memories of doing this as children with our parents in freezing Northern Alberta and it’s a tradition I’m trying to start with my family. The plan was to go Sunday…

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