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No Hike July July starts out with us taking a zero on the first.  The second gets the train back on the tracks by having a double figure day at slightly over 12 miles.  We make it to Pearisburg, VA.  One of the guidebooks we are using lists it at about the 635 mile mark on the trail. Show More Summary

What To Do If You Get Lost Hiking

You’re hiking along a trail and you suddenly realize you’ve lost it. Stop where you are and try to remember how you got where you are. Can you remember any landmarks that you passed that you know were on the trail? When was the last time you saw a trail marker or evidence of trail …

And Just Like That, It Was Done.

And just like that, it was done. I didn’t beat the odds of finishing a thru-hike in one year, but I did finish what I started. Ultimately I proved to myself that I possess the stamina of a sled dog. Or the stubbornness of an ass. OrShow More Summary

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum Tent Includes: Tent body, rain fly, DAC pole system, stakes, guy lines, stuff sack Weight: 2.3 pounds Capacity: Two-person Floor Area: 29 square feet Vestibule Area: 9 x 9 feet Peak Height: 40 inches MSRP: $600 Overview The Copper Spur UL2 Platinum is one of the lightest freestanding two-person tents on the market. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner

Thru-hiking with a partner is both challenging and rewarding. 5 tips I've learned from experience to help keep thing running smoothly. The post 5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner appeared first on The Trek.

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It’s been a long while since I updated for The Trek, and it’s time to get some raw emotions and...Show More Summary

The 5 Only Yoga Props You Will Ever Need

8 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the different yoga gadgets out there these days. No need to fret, though, because these are the props that will help you improve your yoga practice the most, whether you're a newbie or a seasoned practitioner. Show More Summary

This Is How Your Diet Affects Your Booty, According to a Bikini Bodybuilder

A post shared by ????? ??????????? ???????? (@martamielczarskaa) on Aug 18, 2017 at 7:51am PDT Bikini competitor and fitness expert Marta Mielczarska, NASM, CPT, FNS, consistently shares fitness tips and workouts on her Instagram, and it's clear that whatever she's doing in the gym has really paid off. Show More Summary

We're Frightened (and Amazed) by How Much This Game of Thrones Actor Can Squat

First week on my new Training program by the one and only @australianstrengthcoach soon we'll be doing 300+ for reps ???? #PrepFor2018 A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:47am PDT Gregor Clegane,...Show More Summary

Not Cooling Down After Your Workout? Here's How That Messes With Your Body

It's hard enough to fit a full workout into your busy schedule, so if you're in a hurry, you might forget (or simply skip over) the cooldown after your sweat session is all said and done. After all, you're just trying to save yourself some time. Show More Summary

A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

I have been struggling to write this post. Every time I sit down to put some thoughts together, I end up scrapping the draft and pushing the idea of continuing this blog to the back of my head. And it isn’t because I didn’t absolutely, positively love my first (and second!) backpacking trips – because I did. Show More Summary

A CrossFit Athlete Proves That Handstands and Grocery Shopping Make a Great Pair

A post shared by Demi Bagby ???? (@demibagby) on Aug 17, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT Do you have a friend who's always signing up for races, talking about life-changing sneakers, doing calf raises while you wait for dinner reservations, and says...Show More Summary

The 1 Protein-Rich Ingredient I Always Add to My Smoothies and Salads

13 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Smoothies and salads are my go-to because they're a great way to get in a variety of plant-based foods all at once. And since nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition recommend getting protein, healthy...Show More Summary

Don't Toss That Banana Peel! Add It to Your Smoothie

Next time you reach for a banana, don't toss that peel! It's full of nutrients, making it the perfect addition to your healthy smoothie. We do suggest that you wash that peel thoroughly and consider buying organic bananas. Watch andShow More Summary

Kristina Dropped 102 Pounds by "Doing Zero Exercise" in the First Year

Kristina went to the doctor and saw 250 pounds on the scale. That, along with a friend's unexpected death, quitting her job, and getting accepted to her dream graduate school program across the country, inspired her to make a big change...Show More Summary

Kayla Itsines Is Your Key to #FitnessGoals

16 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Yahoo: Fitness

Mega Insta star Kayla Itsines (7.1 million followers and counting!!) is pure inspo.

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

It’s that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer, or wherever you end as a flip-flopper—we want to see your...Show More Summary

8 Trader Joe's Foods I Always Keep in My Freezer (and the Recipes I Make With Them)

Trader Joe's is like my therapist, my happy place. As soon as I walk in, all my troubles melt away as I feast my eyes on all of TJ's amazing food. I can pick up basics like raw almonds and cashews, dried baby bananas (my new obsession),...Show More Summary

Post-Race Training

Nine days ago was the Minnesota Triathlon (formerly known as the Lake Marion Triathlon). Here's what last week looked like after the race: • SUNDAY (not pictured) was off. Rest. Healing after a hard race. • MONDAY was a bunch of 200s in the pool and some PT legs. Show More Summary

Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles by Chris Townsend

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

When I was first getting into serious hiking one of my gurus was Chris Townsend. And he’s still one of my gurus today. Understated. Informative. Interesting. He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1982 averaging only 15 miles a … Continue reading ?

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