Out on the trails, nothing can turn a fun day into a miserable one faster then getting cold and wet. When unexpected showers come, it's nice to have a lightweight cover that that will keep you comfortable on the move. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research is just that, a super lightweight jacket (5.2 ounces) that can easily be stowed away in a backpack - or worn snuggly against your back with its integrated waist belt - until needed.
Core strength, though it has been a hot term in the fitness industry for more than a decade, has unfortunately become synonymous with six-pack abs. Those are nice, but the core doesn't stop where your shirt hem ends. In fact, for women, the core pretty much starts there.
You can hardly live in the Dallas area without being at least minimally aware of runners. They're everywhere, and how could they not be? The weather is run-worthy almost every day; trails abound, as do running stores, clubs and organizations. If you are mulling joining the running brigade, you probably have a few questions.
It seems like such a no-brainer. You get out your bike to go for a ride and you put on your helmet, a highly engineered and carefully scrutinized piece of equipment designed to protect you from serious brain injury, even death.
The light turns green, the starting gate clangs down, and they're off on one of the hardest action sports on the planet: BMX. No motor to help out, just a small bike pedaled as fast as its rider can go, while continually balancing on an ever changing track and trying to pass as many other riders as possible.
Even those athleisure-sporting, tea detox-promoting, smoothie-sipping fitness enthusiasts (you know, the ones who upload sweaty post-SoulCycle pictures on Instagram and tweet about their amazing six-mile morning hikes) sometimes feel like skipping the gym. No one can be 100 percent motivated all the time. Which is why celebs pay big bucks to make the gym and its highly motivating instructors come to them. Real people, however, have to rely on good, old-fashioned mind tricks when the motivation is waning. So we searched high and low for the best techniques real women have to offer - and by "real women," we mean fitness instructors, health bloggers, and exercise specialists (aka women who know their way around a gym).
After two half-hour tours of Boise, Idaho bike shops - covering everything from adult tricycles to electric bikes to fat bikes to the latest colorful trends in cruiser bikes - a ride on the Greenbelt still produced some "what was that?" moments recently.
Maybe flying high above the earth in a helicopter - five days a week, sometimes twice a day - gives traffic reporter Michael Scott cravings for solid ground and, thus, running. Or maybe he just likes it, so much so that he was part of the Oscar Last Men Running relay team at last year's Dallas Marathon. Every runner the team passed meant money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
They think it will take too long. They worry that they'll be sweaty and messy and have bad helmet hair when they get there. Or quite frankly, it just never occurs to them to ride to all the places they usually drive to. If that's you, it's time to reconsider your transportation choices, especially for all those short trips around town we all make every day, maybe a few times a day.
A bike pump is something you don't think about much until you don't have one when you need it. Or, as is the case with the Bontrager Turbo Charger HP Bike Pump, you discover how smoothly and efficiently a good floor pump can work.
It's not a common problem. It's rarely serious enough to break up a relationship, though it can add unwanted tension. But it is serious enough to be discussed if one partner is a radical sports fan - or an excellent athlete - and the other is not.
Robert Leam, a British national who has lived most of his life in the Tri-Cities, will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis later this summer. The Richland High School graduate who has struggled to obtain citizenship joined the military two years ago in hopes of becoming a pilot.
Richland High School graduate Robert Leam to attend United States Naval Academy
Flame of Hope ceremony for Special Olympics held at Kennewick Police Station
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Purple Heart memorial of purple sage destroyed by vandals in Richland