Tag Archives : running

Mizuno Wave Creation Review


Remember how I warned you all to never buy running shoes off the clearance rack? Boy do I stick to that sentiment! I did my half marathon training in a pair of cheap running shoes that caused bleeding blisters, sore ankles, and tight tendons. Then comes Mizuno to the rescue! Besides the fact that Mizuno makes running shoes for running,…

Belated Friday Fitness- Skinny Jeans and Busy Schedules


School has begun and I am feeling so overwhelmed right now it’s insane. I’m in my first Practicum semester and between six classes and work I’ll be on campus from 9-4:30 Monday through Friday and that doesn’t count the weekends I’ll have to work on homework or group projects. Needless to say, I’m currently trying to figure out how to…

Seawheeze 2016 Race Recap


I am so happy that I chose Seawheeze for my first half marathon! It was a fun, positive environment filled with other high energy people and it really was all about having a good time, which is rare for races. In my case the fun environment distracted me as I pushed my body harder than I ever have. I started…

Seawheeze- Pre-Race Fun


Yesterday I talked about the challenges I experienced travelling to and from Vancouver but now I get to talk about the amazing highlights of my trip including the fun packed day before the race. I knew that there was a festival after the race, but I had no idea there would be so much to do the day before! I finally…

Recap of my Trip to Vancouver


Wow! What an eventful long weekend I experienced. This has been one of the best and yet worst trips I’ve had in a long time. I’ll go into further details on the race itself and the festival as a whole in later posts but I figured the best way to give you a feel for my overall trip was to…

Friday Fitness Recap- Lessons from the last few weeks


Happy Seawheeze Eve everybody! When this is published I should be just a couple hours away from Vancouver! You may have noticed a lack of Friday Fitness Recaps but I’ve been coaching camps for the past couple weeks and that is so exhausting that I let blogging fall to the wayside. I did spend some weekend time changing up my site design-…

Friday Fitness Recap- July 22


Whoops! My recap is a little later than normal today because I just got back from an INCREDIBLE overnight trip to Glacier National Park. I cannot wait to recap the awe-inspiring hike I went on. But let’s get into the week of workouts shall we? Friday- Rest Day Saturday- 3 mile walk I was supposed to run 11 miles but…

Friday Fitness Recap- July 15


It’s getting to crunch time for Seawheeze, we’re one month out- ah!!! After only doing one run last week I was determined to stick to my training schedule this week. I did that and I paid for it on Wednesday night. My body was so sore I couldn’t sleep and for the first night in years I hardly slept all…

Friday Fitness Recap- June 10


Man are the weeks flying by! How is it Friday already? I’ve been so busy with work and school (paper writing and chapter reading) that my days are flying by.I’ve been running in the mornings to beat the heat and have been good at sticking to my runs because they’re part of my plan, but I really need to fit…

Friday Fitness Recap- June 3


It’s June 3rd- any Gilmore Girls fans out there know what today should  have been? God I’m a nerd. Anyway, hi and hello! This week started off awesome with a hike in Waterton and a long run on Saturday but I have been struggling to keep up with my training program. Part of the reason is because Monday and Wednesdays are…

Friday Fitness Recap- May 13


Hello dear readers, is it Friday again? Is it just me or is time flying by lately? Anyway, on Monday my Seawheeze training officially began and they ease you into it so nicely it doesn’t seem that daunting. I’ve got this! I’m happy to have a program again though because I am not good at pushing myself unless I’m given…

TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch Review


Don’t you guys hate running with your phone? It’s big and bulky and you have to either do the giant armband thing or tuck it into your bra or pants. I also used mine to track my runs so when I heard that the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music watch not only offered GPS, heart rate monitor, and pedometer but it also…

Jasper 10k Race Recap


I PB’d during the 10k of the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon! End of post, that is all. It always feels good to shave off time from a previous race but to shave off 8:35 is pretty insane! The Jasper races started later than most with the half marathon beginning at 1 pm, the 10k at 1:45 pm, and the 5k…

Amazing Jasper Weekend & Romance for One at the Fairmont


My weekend in Jasper was so amazing but a little lonely at the same time. I went up to Jasper for two days to run the 10k in the inaugural Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Ryan was going to accompany me and we had both been looking forward to the trip for weeks but our damn water heater sprung a…

One Week Left to Register for the Jasper Races!


  I seriously can’t wait for April 15 you guys! Not only is it my LAST day of classes and my LAST set of exams for the semester, but it’s the day Ryan and I take off for Jasper so I can run a 10k!  I’m running in the 10k race of the inaugural Jasper Half Marathon and my Alberta…

Friday Fitness Recap- Feb. 12


Hello everyone and Happy Friday! If you’re a student- yeah it’s Reading Week! If you’re dumb like me however you booked a full time gig for Reading Week and will be working all week instead of relaxing. It’ll be fun, I’m working at a Reading Week camp at my old cheer gym. It’ll just be a busy week as I…