Set goals which are achievable, nothing unrealistic. Make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed (SMART). Too many people set unrealistic goals and lose motivation when they don’t see quick results. -Sam SmithsonShow More Summary
The Elwha Dam was a 108-ft (33 m) high dam located in the United States, in the state of Washington, on the Elwha River approximately 4.9 miles (7.9 km) upstream from the mouth of the river on the Strait of … Continue reading ?
by besthike editor Rick McCharles I’ve not changed my system much over the past 10yrs. Here’s how it works. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (Packing my pack. 2009) That up-to-50litre pack (.54kg | 1lbs 3oz), a Granite Gear Virga, was … Continue reading ?
I don’t frequently write about CrossFit. Instead, I tend to focus more on my outdoor pursuits like trail running… The post The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.
Previously in This, The Story That Would Not End: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Part 5: Zombies Part 6: Stop Shouting at Me Part 7: Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation Part 8: The Beginning of the End I know too much. [...]
Previously in this Story: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Each installment of this race report has had a lot of pictures. This episode, sadly, has only one: a selfie Lynette and The Hammer took shortly before [...]
Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by not sitting in front of a desk and blogging. So I'm extending the...
Previously in this Story: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing A couple of days ago, The Hammer and I talked about racing. Specifically, we were talking about how much we love to race. The conversation was humming along; I thought [...]
I was thinking about this saying today it it kind of made me realize how unhelpful it is. It reads: It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys. The idea is that if I want to be thin, I need to hang out with people who are thin. I need to [...]
… the movie that explores the world of long-distance hiking on America’s legendary mountain trail. Follow three “thru-hikers” as they journey from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia over a magical summer, and discover what it means to … Continue reading ?
Six years ago, when I rolled into Banff three days before the start of the Tour Divide, I connected with two trail-angel types, Keith and Leslie. Although we were strangers at the time, they invited me into their home, fed me dinner, and then whisked me away on all the grand tours we could possibly squeeze into what amounted to a 48-hour period. Show More Summary
A Note About 2015 FatCyclist Gear Delivery: A few of you have sent me email, tweets, Facebook messages and Pinterests (OK, actually nothing from Pinterest) asking when you’ll be getting your 2015 FatCyclist gear. The answer is: it’s on its way from Italy now, and will arrive in the DNA warehouse at the end of [...]
It was the second to last climb of our long ride, a grunty 2,000-foot ascent with occasional 19-percent grades and a funny Strava segment, the "Pomponio Climbo." I never race it, but I usually feel faintly shattered, with invisible lead weights pulling on my calves and a sharp pain in my shoulders. Show More Summary
For many people, exercise is therapy. For Angelica Jimenez, Zumba is a lifesaver. The Marine Corps veteran nearly died in Afghanistan in 2005 from an attack by a suicide bomber, and she's still in the recovery process today. But she's...Show More Summary
It's the moment when you feel like you could run a marathon after completing a workout. Whether you just kicked butt in a kickboxing class or released unwanted toxins from hot yoga, that natural post-workout high is something everyone wants to last as long as possible. Show More Summary
Perfect for outdoor sport. :-) Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and … Continue reading ?
Germaine Yeap just proved that "fight like a girl" means fight like you're a boxing champion who can beat out the guys. She's a pro Muay Thai fighter who's had over six years of training, but the new Muay Thai trainers at a local Malaysian gym never would have guessed that. Show More Summary
Michelle Obama is known for her commitment to health and fitness, and she's been working to combat childhood obesity since launching the Let's Move campaign in 2010. In honor of the organization's five-year anniversary, the first lady...Show More Summary
I hiked Nepal a couple of years ago with Betsy and Brion After. They run Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale, Colorado. Great news. Their store was chosen for a free makeover. :-) Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. … Continue readin...
I made a donation to Samaritan’s Purse. Looks like they are doing excellent work. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. Here’s their donation link if you’d like to do the same. (via Adventure Blog)