Get the blood flowing and work up the motivation to dive into some brain freeze-inducing water. No fullsuit-wearing downward dogs involved. In fact, in recent years, studies have shown that static stretching is actually counter-productive (plus, your flailing around in a wetsuit on the shore is scaring the children). Instead, take 5 minutes to wake up your muscles and help avoid injuries that will keep you out of the water (probably for much,much longer than 5 minutes)…
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If sand between your toes and the possibility for a post-run dip isn’t enough to get you off your butt (or your beach towel) for a beach run, here are 10 other reasons to hit the sand… (more…)
Tips for Your First Time Rock Climbing A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.
My first rock climb was up a towering rock formation looming over California’s Idyllwild wilderness—three pitches and many hours with two much more experienced friends who would make sure I was safe. It was way out of my league and I scrambled over the top with bloody fingers, scraped knees, shaking arms and barely a scrap of energy left. But looking out over the mountains around us, I knew I was hooked. (more…)
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! May you have a day filled with fun, gratitude, relaxation, and…food. Great food. Enjoy every single bite. I tend to have Thanksgiving be a splurge day, and I eat pretty much anything and everything that’s up for grabs, figure out a way to have stuffing in each bite, and wake up wishing I could just eat the pecan pie for breakfast. I must confess that I also totally kick my butt in the gym the day before, and go on a run the morning of my beloved feast. It makes smothering every single bite that I can in gravy, just that more enjoyable.
Life and fitness is all about balance, and finding yours. So give thanks for good health, family, friends, holidays…and pecan pie.