Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr... Read more
At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima... Read more
I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. B... Read more
Hoping for a 11-12 mile hike tomorrow, pending weather...we may get some snow (@#$%(@&%(@#%!) tonight...and if the trails are snowy that cancels that...fell 2 years ago on snow and needed knee surgery, not risking that again!... Read more
Will be doing day hikes in the Smokie Mountains with my husband and two teenage sons. We will be staying in a cabin with a full kitchen. Would really like some healthy meal ideas that are quick after returning from a full day of hiking. This is ou... Read more
Did my first hike today in almost 18 months, somewhere between 9.5-10 miles in 3 hours. Body does NOT like me right now but I enjoyed it and it was a nice change in my exercise routine. Goal is marathon length, have done it before.... Read more
Is this a good idea? I'm planning on restarting weekly (hopefully) or bi-weekly (more likely) hikes once the last of the snow finally melts - and these are realish hikes, up steep hills with some rock scrambles and a backpack. The shortest one usuall... Read more
Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric... Read more
Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
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