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Rekindling My Love of Hiking

I have yet to put together a coherent write-up of my first 205 miles on the trail from Rockfish Gap at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park to just past the Mason Dixon Line in Pennsylvania.  For much of them, I was too busy feeling like I was drowning in sweat to realize I was submerged in beauty. Show More Summary

No one at LAX knows I have butt chafe.

A reintroduction to life as I knew it a mere 7 days ago, he airport is unusually surreal. Everything around me is so normal. I myself look normal. In fact, unless someone was really staring at my feet to notice a few blisters, no sign of my section hike remains. Show More Summary

White Mountains, White Knuckles

Everyone I talked to about the White Mountains told me they would be beautiful but hard. They weren’t kidding! In New Hampshire, hiking becomes a full-contact sport and sometimes the rocks are like Pennsylvania rocks on steroids. But...Show More Summary

Upped my distance to 1.5 miles

I ran 1.5 miles in the early evening as the sun was going down. I only had about 4 hours sleep last night, and I felt tired during the run. Instead of going out 0.75 miles and then returning to my car, I ran 0.25 miles, going south, and then returned to the parking lot. Show More Summary

Finishsed the week with another 1.4 mile run

I was out early to take advantage of the morning shade. I didn't check the temperature, but the temp was probably in the mid 70s (F). There was a lot of shade, and the cooler air felt good. I felt week, due I think to not eating much the night before, but I didn't feel dizzy. Show More Summary

Amber Lost 140 Pounds in 1 Year With a Simple Tool

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Sometimes something very simple is all you need to make a big change. In Amber's case, that simple something was an app that helped her lose 140 pounds in just one year. Amber: Before The mother of three hit a point where she decided...Show More Summary

This Activewear May Appear Expensive, but It's All Under $28 and From Forever 21

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

We're heavily addicted to cute workout clothes, especially as we amp up our fitness schedule for Summer. Luckily, there's one brand that is impressing us with cool, affordable activewear. Forever 21 has mastered the athletic apparel game. Show More Summary

10 of 2017's Hottest New Running Shoes

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Ready to begin a running program or add miles to your training? The only thing you need to start running or logging longer runs is a pair of running shoes designed to meet your needs. Choosing the right shoe for your training goals and your foot type is crucial to building a consistent running program. Show More Summary

Start Stocking Up on These Revitalizing Summer Superfoods!

Turn the music up and throw your shades on - Summer is here! It's the season we all look forward to. But between the beach bonfires and backyard barbecues, it's also an easy season to fall off track. Stick with these nutrient-packed Summer staples to ensure you're not only looking good, but feeling your best, as well. Show More Summary

The 3 Biggest Workout Mistakes You're Making in Class

As a trainer, I've taught hundreds of classes. And I've attended several times that amount. After all those hours logged in studios, gyms, and rooms of all shapes and sizes, I've seen a lot of good working out. And a lot of mistakes....Show More Summary

PSA: Stop What You're Doing and Look at Boston Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas's Butt

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue is coming out on July 7, but(t) no one's got the patience for that, so we're already getting a sneak "peep" at Isaiah Thomas's booty cover shot. The Boston Celtics point guard and two-time NBA All-StarShow More Summary

Caroline Wozniacki Gets Real About Her Body: "I Look Good in My Own Way"

Image Source: Dewey Nicks / ESPN Every year, athletes strip down for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and we get to see what goes on under the uniforms. The highly anticipated magazine features athletes from all different sports of all shapes and sizes, and the latest cover star did not disappoint. Show More Summary

These 5 Tips Will Make Running Feel Easier, We Promise

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Lacing up those sneaks the first few times can feel so hard. Your muscles ache, your lungs burn, it's hard to breathe, and all you can think about is stopping. Don't give up! Here are five techniques to incorporate every week to help...Show More Summary

17 Ways to Eat Healthier at a BBQ Without Feeling Like You're Missing Out

We get it. It's summertime and you like to think that calories don't count when scarfing down a third burger with that third beer. But you can't let your healthy eating take a complete back-burner! Even though you can indulge a little...Show More Summary

This AcroYoga Trick Is Pretty Impressive, but the Real Show Is Behind Them

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Watch the dude in the background... These two ladies practicing some AcroYoga thought it would be fun to set up a camera to videotape their upside-down tricks. From a backbend to a headstand, we're pretty wowed by their strength andShow More Summary

10 Healthy Snacking Tips to Fuel Smarter and Lose Weight

We love snacks, but snacking can be a little mysterious: what's the "right way" to snack? In terms of portions, timing, nutrients, choices... there's a lot to take in. We combined some of our best, favorite tips for healthy snacking that are helpful no matter what your goals are (read: not just weight loss... Show More Summary

Get More Out of Strength-Training Workouts by Following These 5 Tips

If you haven't already heard, a cardio-only fitness routine isn't the best for losing weight and sculpting muscles. Strength training is a must, and here are five tips to get the most out of those weight-building sessions. Twice Isn't...Show More Summary

Magical Massachusetts

Our AT journey has brought us through Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, and we can say with some confidence that none of those states compares with how great Massachusetts has been. Each day has either had some kind of Trail Magic or a highlight of the journey thus far The post Magical Massachusetts appeared first on The Trek.

The Start and End of the Finger Lakes Trail

All right. Well. I’m just going to say it: this year was not exactly the year that hiking trips worked out for me.  Oh and three! That might actually be a record. What am I up to now? I’m writing this post from Burlington, Vermont, sleeping...Show More Summary

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Those who thru-hike learn to survive anything—as long as they believe in what they're doing. However, if you want to be the kind of person who can keep your head down, obey authority and suffer through a situation you don't believe in, through-hiking is NOT good training. The post How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life appeared first on The Trek.

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