Tag Archives : sports

Meet Vanilla Thunder- NCAA Division 1 Wrestler


For those of you who follow me on my other social media channels (especially Twitter) you know that I am a super fan of my baby brother Ben (aka. Vanilla Thunder) and his wrestling career. I’ve been cheering this kid on since he was in Grade 6 and I’m so proud of all he has accomplished so far. I thought…

Rec Gymnastics Builds Muscles & Bone Strength


I recently wrote a summary about a 2011 study that wanted to determine if participation in gymnastics, even at a recreational level improved young girls’ musculoskeletal health in the upper body. As a recreational gymnastics coach I wanted to share a bit of the information I learned. The study focused on three groups of girls from the ages 6-11; 29 competitive…

Movement Skills Parents Need to Teach Their Children


I am loving school but I have to say I was really surprised to learn the amount of physical skills that parents need to teach their children before age 7 to give them their best start.  I’m not talking about putting them in elite soccer or getting them on skates before they can walk (though skating is a part of…

Learning a New Sport? Stick With it!


Long-time readers know that I took up softball a couple years ago and it didn’t exactly go very well. I fell and scraped my leg at my first game, a couple years later I tripped and got a bloody nose,  I missed every ball that came my was.  I frustrated a lot of team mates, Ryan, and myself but I…

My Cheerleading History


It’s official-I am a coach at Extreme Cheer Sensation here in Lethbridge! I have been shadowing classes and teaching a little over the summer but I didn’t feel it was official until my bio was on the website! I’m so excited to be a part of this competitive program. I get to coach the 8 and under team which will…

Friday Fitness Recap- June 13


  WHOA! Is it really Friday already? This week FLEW by! And  I had such a fun week, fitness wise. Car-wise this week sucked, I hate stick shifts. Friday- I can’t remember.  No joke! I cannot for the life of me remember what I did. I believe I walked the dog… or the kids… According to fitbit I had 32…

My Fitness History


I’m always curious how people started their fit lives and I figured it was time I shared mine! I grew up extremely active. I was born and raised in Fort McMurray when it was still a small town and my days were filled with playing in the woods, riding my bike,  swimming in the rivers, and trying to get as…

Fit Tip Tuesday- Sports Aren’t Just for Kids!


Fit Tip Tuesday was started by one of my favourite health blogs The Skinny on Health. If you go to her Fit Tip Tuesday post, you’ll be able to see links with tips from other bloggers. If there is one thing I miss about being in school more than anything else, it’s sports. Nothing felt better than a two hour…

Sprinting on a Cement Track


Yesterday was Day 2 of  track & field at the Southern Alberta Summer Games in Taber and I was registered to run the 100 metre dash. I don’t know what possessed me to sign up for a race I haven’t done in nine years but I missed the feeling of spiking up and going as fast as my legs would…

First Golf Game of 2013


Last Saturday, Ryan and I braved a chilly wind to hit the Magrath Golf Course for our first round of golf of the year. The cold wind forced us to call it after 9 holes and I won’t even go into how poorly I did. Time to hit the driving range!!

My First Time Curling


I was super stoked when my buds from Waterton Keirstyn said she was in Magrath last night curling. I popped in to see her and visit and she kindly offered to switch me out with her so I could try curling. Even though I was raised in Canada, I was not exposed to curling until the Vancouver 2010 Olympics when…

Struggling to Learn a New Sport as an Adult


For many years of my life I have been the girl everyone wanted on their team. I was fast and competitive and always gave it my all. I was never very coordinated with sports with balls. My sports were all individual sports where you relied on your body; running, gymnastics (which you think would have given me some grace), figure skating, etc.…

Ladiesfest 8km Race Recap


I don’t know why I do the crazy things I do, but when my friend Aimee asked me on Thursday if I wanted her bib to run in LadiesFest 8km on Saturday I said yes. Never mind that I haven’t worked out or gone on a run in a month, I was just gonna bust out an 8k! My little…

Swim, Bike, Done! My Tri Race Recap


After words of encouragement I decided to go ahead and race in the Splash, Pedal, Gasp triathlon yesterday. I went into it with the attitude that it was a long workout, not a race. And though I came in second to last overall (make shame!) I am still glad I sucked it up and did it and I have learned valuable lessons…

Race Recap- I Should Have Trained!


I felt so good after the Moonlight Run last month! I trained hard and was happy with my time and performance and kept up my training to prepare for the Lethbridge College 10/4 Miler. That is, until wicked food poisoning knocked me on my butt for over a week.  I felt better the following week but was just too lazy to…