Fitness

Book Review: AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

I want to hike forever after reading AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Living in New Mexico has brought me back to one of my oldest loves - hiking. It's not the Appalachian Trail, but I live in an area so beautiful it takes my breath away...

Honey, will you enter the wife-carrying race with me?

How weird are humans?  I just had to share this article about an actual wife-carrying race from the Finnish American Reporter. If you've read my earlier post on ancestry, you'll know I am a died-in-the-wool Finlander at heart, but this little story left me speechless. I'll...

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Giant Lust Advanced: Best Women’s Mountain Bike Ever

My vote for the best women's mountain bike is the Giant Lust Advanced 0. Moving from Minneapolis (elevation 600 ft) to High Rolls Mountain Park, NM (elevation 7,000 ft) opened my eyes about the diversity of biking styles and needs. Minnesota - FLAT. New Mexico - NOT flat,...

Personalize Your Exercise Plan to Make it Stick

What, of all the exercise you could do, sounds like the most fun? It doesn't have to be something traditional, or something anyone else would choose. This is a case where "doing what you love" can yield lifelong results....

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Why I Love My New Trekking Poles

Want to hike with less joint soreness? Try hiking or trekking poles! My very fit 81-year-old mother-in-law turned me on to trekking poles and I can't stop raving about them. She's unstoppable on them. She just completed a 26-mile walking marathon with them and she's signed up for...

Coffee, the Great Fitness Motivator

I can be bribed to stick to almost any workout plan if it’s built around a good cup of coffee, or two or six. It’s worked for marathon training, early morning ice hockey practices, late-in-the-day weight lifting sessions, you name it. Here’s the routine that’s...

Escape From Winter: Mountain Biking in Las Vegas

Mountain Biking in Las Vegas Beats Casinos Any Day Who ever thought Las Vegas, top destination for gamblers and glitz, would have some of the finest mountain biking in the country? When frigid winter weather descended on us in January, we decided to head out to warmer,...