It’s 2017! I’m not really the resolution type, but this year I do have one: Be outside in nature as much as possible, whether I’m running, hiking, biking, or just reading a book. Of course, lately that’s been a challenge because it’s winter and I’m recovering from a little knee injury that I haven’t mentioned on […]
Well, folks, another year of running has come and gone. That means it’s time to reflect on the upbeat music that got me through all of the miles I logged this year. Because I did that last year and now it’s tradition. This isn’t a super typical running mix of pop songs, though I did […]
Meet one of my closest, weirdest friends, who I so rudely abandoned when I left Milwaukee. When she decided it was time to do some sort of physical activity, she not only joined a gym, but she went all in with a personal trainer, too.
I wasn’t sure if it was, considering the April snow showers, but when I saw the perfect weather in the forecast, I knew a hike was in order. My manfriend and I headed to the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, just a short drive west of Milwaukee. It still had that brown, barren footprint of winter, but signs of life were there.
Now that I rely on the Silver Steed (the not-so-clever name of my bike) so often, it’s hard to remember being bike-less. Riding for transportation, not just sport, changed how I view travel, exercise, even my own city. So I put together this list to point out some of the ways that bike commuting rocks your world.
Seeing my neighbor easing into a full split while I strain my legs into (something vaguely resembling) a half split is disheartening. But I take comfort in the fact that I’m not alone, that many fellow marathoners have muscles wound as tightly as mine. If you’re one of those runners, you’ll understand the struggles of these 5 common yoga poses.
I went snowshoeing for the first time this weekend! Up in Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. The peninsula is as frozen as Elsa’s ice palace at this time of year, but it’s also quiet, crystalline and drop-dead gorgeous.
Normally I head to the fast flow or advanced classes to push my muscles to the limit, but this week I got back to basics at foundation and slow flow classes. I’ve gotta say, it was kind of wonderful.
Today I braved 5-degree weather for a quick four-miler. While I was running, a passerby actually shook her head at me and said in disbelief, “You’re crazy to be out here in this.”
Walking may take longer, but I like how it eases me into the day and lets my body warm up gradually. My thighs may prickle from the cold by mile two, but at least my toes don’t feel frozen to bike pedals. Plus, the chilly weather makes me walk like an ABSOLUTE MANIAC.