Welcome to What the Fartlek a Fitness & Lifestyle blog.

I’m Kirsten Myers and this blog is a way for me to share my sweat adventures + fitness tips for peeps who are trying to keep their routine fresh! Peep my blog for fit fashion, destination races, cutting edge workouts at boutique studios and more. Get to know me by clicking here.

Must Have: Chill By WILL

Summer is officially here and I’m loving this new outfit from @ChillByWill. It is one of the most versatile workout pieces I own. The crop top works perfectly for workouts, a swimsuit top or even out on the town with high-wasted pants.

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Forerunner 935 Test Run

This spring, Garmin announced their newest fitness gadget, the Forerunner 935. The watch includes GPS, heart rate, altimeter and barometer. The 935 also has smartwatch capabilities. It tracks a number of cardio activities including cycling, swimming, hiking and running — just to name a few. These features make the watch appealing for triathletes and multi-sport athletes. The watch can additionally estimate VO2 Max and connect to the Strava App to further provide training feedback. More on how the watch helps you train can be found here. 

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Current Favorite Fitness Wear

Since I’m still on my little sabbatical, most of my days are spent in workout wear with no makeup, hair all sorts of messy and in sneakers. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am just a tad obsessed with sneakers. My sights have been set on the #LunarCharge for awhile now but this week, I finally made it official. I’m really feeling this neon and navy combo.

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MegaBurn Fitness

Sweat Summary
Website: megaburnfitness.com
Address: 1874 NW 188th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97006
Avg. class length: 45 min.
Drop in rate: $32
ClassPass: No
Sweat Scale: 8 out of 10
Best for: Pilates and toning

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3 Air-Cleaning Houseplants

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I’m a crazy plant lady. I sometimes call my apartment The Jungalow 🌱😜. Beyond my obsession with succulents and cacti, I love houseplants.

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Gluten Free Protein Bites

Last week I wrote this short blog post discussing how to up your protein intake and why it is important. Almost immediately after, I  saw a friend post a picture of some protein bites that she had made and I got to thinking how much I miss the bites from t.Loft back home. So, I set off to make my own. I got almost everything from Trader Joe’s. This recipe is super easy and only takes a few minutes.

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5 ways to sneak more protein in your diet

Getting healthy protein on the daily is important so that we can keep our metabolism running, our energy levels up and blood sugar levels stable. Not eating enough good protein can lead to a plethora of symptoms — sluggish metabolism, low energy or fatigue, a low immune system, trouble building muscle mass and issues with blood sugar levels. As you become more active and focus on your fitness, protein plays a key role in giving you the energy needed to crush your workout and recover effectively after.

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Our Palm Springs Wedding

Oh YAS, the ACE Hotel. The perfect spot for our Palm Springs wedding. Chance and I both dig succulents, color, bold patterns and mid-century modern design so P.S. was a no brainer. Still within the U.S. but gives you that vacay vibe — snow on the mountain tops but desert terrain below. We truly wanted this special weekend of ours to be our guests mini-getaway.

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Modo Yoga & Greenleaf Juicing Co.

Sweat Summary
Website: http://portland.modoyoga.com
Address: 400 SE Grand Ave.
Avg. class length: 60 min.
Drop in rate: $20
CalssPass: Yes
Sweat Scale: 8 out of 10
Best for: yoga and getting sweaty stretchy

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