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
Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
For most of us, work is a fact of life. Whether your paycheck helps care for a family, a home, tuition, or simply what you need to stay alive, we spend a large percentage of our waking hours doing some kind of work.
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It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
It's Monday and I'm debating: going for a hike this afternoon or take a workout class? I have a ton of work and the class seems easier time wise. But it's so beautiful hiking sounds pleasant. Haha the choices the choices...... Read more
Hiked uphill strenuously 2.7 mi, taking 3.5 hr, 1 hr downhill, burned over 3,000 calories. I ate over 2,000 calories, and my range of calories needed is based on exercise. How am I suppose to eat 1,000 more? Or is it ok not to?... Read more
Every Saturday I find a new hiking trail and take my daughter with me. That way we can have some mommy and daughter time as well as exercise and every couple of weeks I raise the steaks of the hike to challenge ourselves. 306... Read more
If hiking trails are available in your area, give it a try. Maintaining your balance with a backpack (for me it's a Camelbak with water, snacks and camera) while traveling across uneven terrain is a great calorie! The views are great also.... Read more
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Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen.... Read more
That is the link to these trails, you can pick one for a virtual hike/jog/run. Check it out.
Camino FrancÚs 566.5 miles
Chemin Le Puy 458.6 miles
Crater Lake Trail 36.0 miles
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I am very fortunate to live in a city that has a park with an extensive system of hiking and biking trails. There are trails for everyone, a nice walking trail around a pond with a very well maintained main path and advanced trails with lots of rock... Read more
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