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2017 Banff Half Marathon Race Recap


The Banff Marathon took place in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and while I didn't hit my goal, I'm happy to have finished it. You know how they say you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink? Well, you can put a sprinter into a distance run but you can't make…

Friday Fitness- BuffBoxx Monthly Subscription Box


Hello guys and gals- next week is the Banff Half Marathon and I do NOT feel ready. But I'll go out there and try my best. I'm ready to be done with distance running and switch my focus to shorter runs and weight lifting a little more anyway. I started to get back into a lifting routine but it was…

Friday Fitness- Low Motivation to Train


When I signed up for my first ever half marathon (Seawheeze) last year I was nervous but excited. When I told my sisters what I had done. Leilani laughed until she cried because I have always been really bad at distance running, especially sticking to a training program. I have done several road races and triathlons where I signed up…

Friday Fitness- Losing Your Car Keys


Happy Friday everyone! This is going to be a short post because Ryan and I have to take off for North Dakota for Ben's graduation soon. That's right Fargo- the Tynan's are descending upon you- mwuah ha ha ha! I love going to new places and though Fargo doesn't sound overly exciting, at least it's new! THANK YOU to all…

Friday Fitness- Lifting Makes my Legs Heavy


This is a belated Friday Fitness that maybe I could have skipped but I want some advice from the distance runners out there. Ever since my practicum ended, I have been slaying in the workout department. When you spend six weeks getting up at 5 a.m. to get to work, it's pretty easy to get up at 6:30 a.m. to…

Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For


I was so excited when I got an email saying my blog was being included on Culture Trip's list of Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For. I was even happier when I recognized more than half of the bloggers and follow them myself! Shout out to Carmy @ Carmy, Christina @ The Athletarian, Angela @ Eat Spin…

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Train


Finding motivation to work out shouldn’t be so difficult, seeing that it is our wellbeing that’s at stake. However, humans are predominantly prone to laziness and excuses, which is why doing what’s good for them comes as a duty they don’t rush to attend to. The truth is that exercising regularly is extremely beneficial for us, but isn’t easy to…

Aerial Yoga is Nauseatingly Fun


I meant to post about my first experience trying aerial yoga last week but that one blissful hour of fun and laughter was the only one I had that wasn't spent hunched over a computer lesson planning. Cat and I went in to Core Elements nervous and not knowing what to expect. Would everyone else be old pros and showing us…

PowerBar ProteinPlus Giveaway!


When I first began weight lifting and running in 1999, the old school PowerBar's were my go to protein bar. I used to pack them with me to track meets to snack on before a race. But since then, so many different protein bars have flooded the market, but the quality among them really varies don't you think? This past…

Friday Fitness- Winter’s Not Over Yet


I always know not to get too excited in March. On Wednesday we woke up to shin deep snow and last night it started snowing and I don't think it's stopped! THIS is why I need to go on a spring vacation in February, just to help get through this final month or so of winter weather. This has not been…

Guest Post: How to Keep on Track with Your Fitness Goals When Traveling


When you’re working toward a particular fitness goal, creating a routine is a great way to help yourself stay motivated. Implementing a plan and sticking to it will help eliminate distractions and keep you on track. When you travel, it can be very difficult to maintain a routine and even more difficult to ignore all the temptations that come along…

Friday Fitness- My Lovely Lady Hunch


My title just cracks me up! I don't know what it is about Reading Week, but I love to overdo it during what should be a relaxing break. I took on too much in terms of work, school, and prepping for my student teaching. Basically, ever since last Saturday I have been hunched over a computer from about 8am- 9pm.…

Guest Post: How to Get Your Kids to Run


Running is an activity that humans were born to do. Soon after children master walking, it seems that they go from casually toddling around a room to practically sprinting through it, as though running were their only way of getting from point A to point B. Children are naturally great runners -- have you ever watched a child’s form mid-run?!…

Friday Fitness- Sweatin’ at Lunch


This has been a pretty good week! The last couple of weeks I had school and work obligations that kept popping up and I would push back my scheduled workouts only to not do them later. And with this insanely busy couple of weeks I have leading up to my student teaching, I am going to have to be diligent…

Friday Fitness- Damn 30 Minute Cardio Limit


This week was all about physical activity and less about actual workouts. School and life got in the way of HIIT training and running but I fit in a lot of other stuff. Friday- Hot Yoga- Funky Friday On Friday I ended my week with a fun black light yoga session at Hot Yoga Lethbridge! Saturday- Nothing Sunday- Hoodoo climbing…

Friday Fitness- Essential Oils to Help Your Cold or Flu


Happy Friday! Normally, I post first thing in the morning but this has been a week of perpetually being behind. I don't know why but my mornings are just so rushed lately. I get up at the same time, I guess I'm just dawdling more. Friday- Sunday- Nothing. Oops! Monday- Killer basketball PE class I am LOVING my PE class!…