Tyler Mayforth

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Seeing U2 In Concert In New Orleans

Emotional. Surreal. I can only use those two words to describe what it was like to see U2 in concert at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last night in New Orleans. I bought my ticket on a whim earlier in the day after I saw how cheap they were on StubHub ($21 plus fees). I also didn’t…

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PlayNOLA Kickball Champions

Last week I did something I had never done before. Win a championship in a team sport. “Faces Loaded,” the kickball team I was part of for the 2017 PlayNOLA spring season, came from behind to beat “Booze on First” 8-7 in the championship. Pretty sure this was the eighth (?) kickball season I took…

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Scratching An Itch At The Crescent City Classic

When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it. My girlfriend offered me a chance to run the Crescent City Classic since she had two charity bibs – one from her father’s doing and one from her own – and I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to run a competitive 10K for the first time in…

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The Weeknd And The Greatest Concert Of My Life

For an hour and a half, nothing else mattered. I didn’t want to be anywhere else. I was lost in the music and I couldn’t have been happier. Ever since I listened to The Weeknd the first time back in 2012, I wanted to see him perform live. There was just something about his voice…

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Flipping That 504 Fitness Tire Until My Body Can’t Take It

Before last Saturday I had never thrown up from a workout. If you’ve read this blog at all since it’s creation, you know I love to stay active, go to the gym and that I was a former Division I cross country and track & field athlete. In other words, there have been no shortage…

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A Wonderful Visit To Angola Prison (Rodeo)

The Louisiana State Penitentiary is a great place to be. Let me clarify that: It’s a fantastic spot on a sunny Sunday in October. I don’t think I’d want to stay there. The Angola Prison isn’t the Ritz Carlton. Every year the largest maximum-security prison in the United States puts on a rodeo that features inmates…

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Back At It Again: Tire Flips At 504 Fitness

To say the weather wasn’t ideal for tire flipping last Saturday would be an understatement of the century. Then again, it’s September in New Orleans. What else should I expect? The temperature sat in the low 90s, but with the Heat Index, it felt like 102. As soon as I got into the courtyard outside 504…

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Red Dress Run-ning In New Orleans

Of all the things I’ve called to tell my mom — and believe me, there have been a lot over the years — what I told her two weeks ago definitely set a new standard. “My shoulders are impossible to fit in a dress.” She responded as I expected. Then I told her why I…

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Took this picture from my office on the 17th floor.

Walls of Rain, Waterspouts and More

Something outside recently caught my eye at work. Back in February it was all of the Mardi Gras floats rolling by. They multiplied! Carnival season is taking over. pic.twitter.com/j8THhAVAwU — Tyler Mayforth (@tylermayforth) January 29, 2016 This time, though, it wasn’t something on the street. Rather, on the water. From our vantage point on the…

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504 Fitness Chronicles: Exhaustion, PRs And Tire Flips

I only felt complete, total-body exhaustion twice in my life. The first? Back in 2010. The second? Last weekend. Six years ago I participated in The Avia Austin Triathlon. Held on Labor Day Weekend on Lady Bird Lake every year, entrants have a choice of either competing in the sprint or the Olympic versions. The sprint triathlon…

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