6 ABC meteorologist and avid runner Cecily Tynan took quite the tumble over the weekend during a ski trip in the Poconos. And despite a tear in her left ACL, Tynan is already back at work, tracking the nasty winter snow storm heading our way—knee brace, crutches and all.
With the Great Possible Blizzard of 2015 almost upon us, we’re sure that 6 ABC meteorologist extraordinaire Cecily Tynan would prefer to think about nothing but snow forecasts, but thanks to a skiing accident this weekend, she has a bad knee to deal with, too. Read more »
We can always count on our pal Cecily Tynan for tips on how to dress for a run in any kind of weather. But today, she actually showed us how to do it.
Runners, let this be a lesson to you.
When you’ve got a weather question—especially when said question relates to running—there’s really only one person in Philly to turn to: 6ABC’s Cecily Tynan.
So yesterday, when I asked for her Official, Official Philadelphia Marathon Race Day Forecast, of course she obliged. She even did me one better: She gave me the outlook and clothing suggestions for the entire Marathon Weekend, including tomorrow’s Rothman 8K (which Cecily is running again) and Sunday’s full and half marathons. Here’s the breakdown:
If you follow either Cecily Tynan or Adam Joseph, both fitness-obsessed 6 ABC meteorologists, on Facebook, you get some pretty sweet insight into their workout regimes. Tynan is super into water sports, and they both love running and boxing—activities they often do together.
The pair regularly dons their mitts at Joltin’ Jabs in Manayunk for some friendly (I think? Ha. ) sparring. In fact, in this year’s Be Well Philly print magazine, Joseph told me why he loves his boxing classes so much: “You never stop the entire hour,” he said. “I love it because it strengthens my core, takes the strain off my legs, and conditions non-running muscles.”
Check out the video below that Joseph posted on his Facebook page, showing he and Tynan duking it out at the boxing gym. They, um, pull no punches.
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In an interview in August’s Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia magazine, impressively armed 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan told me that her newfound summer obsession is slalom waterskiing. (Read the entire interview here.) And now, there’s video.
“Can you tell I am OBSESSED with water sports?!” she wrote in a message on Tuesday afternoon, detailing the videos of her endeavors into slalom waterskiing and wakesurfing.
Lots of local celebrities left to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A few more dropped over the weekend. First: 6ABC’s Cecily Tynan:
Everyone’s got a guilty-pleasure food they just can’t live without, including Cecily Tynan. The 6ABC meteorologist (and one of our favorite Be Well Philly cover girls) told Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo in the August issue that her must-have guilty-pleasure food is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray. Now there’s one I haven’t heard before.
My name is … Cecily Tynan. I had a Great-Uncle Cecil in England, and they just added the “y.” My parents actually thought they invented the name, but I’ve met some other Cecilys since, including some named after me, which is very flattering.
I am a … perfectionist.
My standard Wawa order … is a turkey Shorti, wheat.
When I turned 45 this year … I felt better than I did when I was 25.
I live in … a stone house with a pool and a lot of woods for our three dogs to run.
Before I go on TV each night, I always … check my teeth. I like to eat spinach salads and pistachios, and let’s just say those aren’t good things to eat right before you go on the air.
On Sunday mornings … I love to cook bacon and eggs for my family, but I have to ration the bacon. My kids are big bacon eaters.
I am perpetually … 10 minutes late. But never for newscasts.
Each summer, I love to … water-ski. Slalom waterskiing is my new obsession. I am really sore every Monday morning in the summer.
If I weren’t doing this … I would probably be working at an animal shelter. I’m tempted to buy a big farm so I can adopt more, but I don’t think my husband is going to let that happen.
My worst subject in high school was … geometry. I still have nightmares about it.
I shouldn’t tell you this about Jim Gardner, but … he can sing most Broadway show tunes.
The first album I ever bought … was Bryan Adams. The one with “Summer of ’69” on it.
I drive … a Lexus SUV with close to 220,000 miles on it. I’m very practical.
One food I love to eat but shouldn’t … is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray. I have to say, I like it on everything. I consider it liquid gold.
My workout routine … is a mix of running, boot-camp class and boxing.
I love buying … clothes for my kids at the Target across the street from the studio. My son likes anything Shaun White, and my daughter likes anything Hello Kitty. I buy a pound of coffee and a cart full of clothes.
My secret talent … is that I can write pretty well in cursive with my toes. But I have really horrible feet, because I went from ballet dancing to running. I have E.T. toes.
The farthest I’ve ever run … is 50k, 31 miles. It was years ago in Maryland, my first and only ultra. I won it because it was two loops, and after the first loop, all the other women kept going, but I stopped and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a Gatorade. Well, all the women in front of me bonked, and the peanut butter won the race.
The truth about predicting the weather … is that we are right most of the time. People say, “If I could be wrong 90 percent of the time and still have my job, I would love that.” But the truth is that we are almost always right.
Originally published in the August 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.