R Y A N S H E E H A N

gymnast + adventurer.

SUMMER VACAY

it's my favorite activity, vacationing. This year I decided to jam all the vacations into one go. Nationals had just finished in Oshawa, Ontario (Toronto adjacent), so I stayed after to visit some friends. I love Toronto, although Vancouver is my new fave Canadian destination. Toronto ain't got the ocean, alright? I've been to Toronto...

Nationals ’17

Nationals is over and I'm exhausted. Who thought it would be a good idea to do 3 events again? Get real. Overall, the meet was a success. I finished new passes, improved on passes I was already doing and blew some of the most consistent routines I had been doing. Classic. It was a long...

vanCITY ’17

vanCITY '17 I spent the first half of last week in the Grandest of Prairies helping with various things. After a little re-shuffling, I came back to Edmonton Thursday morning instead of Wednesday night. I landed at 7am Thursday (it was a gross 4:30am wake up call) and had 12 hours until my flight to...

this week

business as usual took a couple days off so my ankle and brain can re focus on what's next. Training this week went well - did less on the Tumbling than usual as per my ankle saying nooooo. Working mainly on some new combinations, new skills and harder routines. There is a lot of work...

COMPETITION RECAP: Canada Cup + Provincials

Well Canada Cup didn't go as planned. I stopped after my second skill on my Tramp Optional, and didn't end up Tumbling. Overall it's a bummer - I had really good training going into but have a lot things to work on. Provincials was the following weekend, so I trained hard in between the two...

21 QUESTIONS | end of April edish.

in light of the competition season upon us, I thought I'd answer some question about myself so we can ALL get to know each other better. Favorite Book: non fiction - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, fiction - any James Patterson Book is cool with me. Hero: Steve Irwin - palpable passion,...

#RyanInBanff

DOGS GONE WILD   T'was quite the half-week in Banff. My parents and I drove up separately after my weekend in Red Deer. We stayed at a nice hotel just outside of Banff, and it was my understanding that we were getting a suite to accommodate my parents, myself and the two dogs. Well, we...

competition recap: FIRST CUP

INTERESTING START the long weekend and first meet of the year is a wrap.   Overall the weekend was positive. I competed new routines, harder routines and showed progress where I had been struggling before. It's nice to see how far I've come since my achilles has been healthy - although I have a long...

2017: exit comfort zone (part 1)

well well well, if it isn't 2017. Just like everyone else, I start the year with reflection and resolutions. This is the first year where I don't feel tremendous pressure to figure out what is next, what I want to accomplish and to FIND happiness. I feel like I've found happiness and contentment in knowing...
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