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.

Affordable Activewear: Senita Athletics

Unfortunately summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean your gym style can’t be fun and flirty. I’m currently loving affordable pieces from Senita Athletics. The brand created by sisters Maddie and Jenna, provides durable, fashionable, and functional items at a fraction of the price. Tops start around $19 dollars and bottoms at $23. They also offer free shipping on orders over $50 in the U.S.

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Peppermint for Runners

During the move, I lost all my essential oils. Le sigh. Fortunately for me, Young Living & Allyson Cheney hooked it up once I arrived to Portland. One of the items I added to the mix is their Fit Kit. I’ll write more about how I’m using the different oils in a series of blog posts but today I want to focus on Peppermint (which happens to be in the kit). It is great when we have those little moments in our training that make all the difference in our performance and health so I wanted to extend and share with you all my new findings.

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Keeping it real about anxiety

My most recent Instagram post inspired me to chat anxiety on a greater scale. I honestly thought about doing an Insta Story (let me know if you like those?) but after doing a run-through on my end, it would be way too long for anyone’s liking. Anxiety can be complicated like that. In this post, I’ll do an overview of anxiety, share my anxiety story and list a few ways I combat anxiousness naturally.

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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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