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Friday Fitness Recap- July 17


  I learned a valuable lesson this week that many of my friends have known for awhile- rest days should always be active rest days. I’m noticing that in rest days I go into complete sloth mode and have Netflix marathons on the couch. Usually what accompanies that level of laziness is a lot of mindless snacking too. I noticed…

Friday Fitness Recap- July 10


Happy Friday Everyone! Now that I’ve given my notice at work, coming into the office on these beautiful days is even more tortuous! Quick question about earbuds- is there such thing as earbuds or headphones that are lightweight and will stay on your ears during a sprint workout??? I went out and purchased some Skull Candy Chops Earbuds that wrap around my…

New Balance Classic #3 Track Meet Recap


Earlier in the summer I decided to hire a sprint coach and get back to the type of workouts I did in high school and college as a varsity sprinter. I have spent years trying to improve my distance running and my pathetic 12 min/mile was just not improving, so I opted to go back to the style of workouts…

Friday Fitness Recap- May 15


Yes! Finally it’s Friday before a long weekend. Technically this weekend is the kick off to summer, though it doesn’t feel like it with the dreary weather we’re having here in Southern Alberta. But I don’t care, I’m headed to Fernie with my husband and the dogs for the weekend. We were smart and booked a hotel instead of trying…

I Wanna Go Fast- Why I’m Going Back to Sprinting


I have always struggled with distance running. Even in high school when I was a great sprinter I tried my hand at cross country and was a dismal failure. Over the years since college I sign up and train for road races and triathlons and my 12 minute mile is so pathetic I cringe when I see my times. After…

Friday Fitness Recap- June 9


Yes! It’s Friday already!! This week was ok. My weekend was GREAT activity wise but it slumped as the work week went on. Friday- Nothing Saturday- Mud Race (5k) & 18 holes of Golf What a perfect day! I ran in the Mud & Sweat in Lethbridge with some coworkers. I am STILL waiting on photos so I can do…

Friday Fitness Recap- April 25


Friday- Coulee Stairs Run/Walk I was not motivated to get outside and workout. It was super windy and the rain was cold but I forced myself to at least go and do my favourite set of coulee stairs. They are killer! Saturday- Super crazy active day! Saturday was amazing! I was so active with various activities, my Fitbit tracked 19,000…

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…