Healthy Living

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

The life of a mountain biker can sometimes be frustrating.  Being a smaller niche group of the population, many times our needs are overlooked to a broader scope of the population.  Many local clubs have been successful in lobbying land owners and managers to allow trails to be built, but [...]

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

I grew up thinking Mother’s Day gifts were supposed to be homemade macaroni noodle necklaces, inedible breakfasts in bed, and a whole day (okay, half a day) without fighting with your sibling. And these gifts are fine – if you’re five years old. In all honesty, I think this is [...]

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

There is a fine line when packing food for backpacking. On the one hand you want something that’s light to carry, something that is space conscious, and something that can hold up in a packed pack. But on the other hand, you’re working hard out there, you need to carb [...]

The Best Outdoor Movies Currently Screening on VOD Sites

The Best Outdoor Movies Currently Screening on VOD Sites

To save you all some time, I’ve compiled the best movies about outdoor adventure that are currently streaming on the internet. Watch and enjoy! Seven Years in Tibet Find it on: Amazon Prime Heinrich Harrer’s book Seven Years in Tibet is one of the greatest adventure books ever written. It’s [...]

Your New Post-Workout Recovery Drink… Beer?

Your New Post-Workout Recovery Drink… Beer?

Vices are bad, which might be why they’re called “vices” — the way I imagine it, our spongy wills are caught between our adamantine desires, slowly compressing with each turn of the crank. But what if our vices weren’t actually vices at all? If our vices were virtues… well, we [...]

Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

So, I’m super stoked because I’ve just started lead climbing indoors. This is a monumental occasion for me because just 4 short months ago I was still taking falls on 5.7s in the gym. Now that I feel more competent and comfortable with my climbing, I’m ready to take it to the [...]

Playgrounds are No Longer Just for Kids

Playgrounds are No Longer Just for Kids

You may have been exploring China when you came across a strange sort of playground. It may have looked strange because, well, there were no children. Instead, adults were using playground styled gym equipment. Or, maybe you were in LA. Around the world, outdoor fitness centers have slowly become a [...]

Staying Active During Mud Season

Staying Active During Mud Season

In the northeast, during the months of April and May, there is a 5th season we like to call Mud Season – the outdoor recreational time of limbo when skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and trail running are primarily off limits. Here is a list of ideas to keep you [...]

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

This past week was National Park Week, and in celebration of that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $500,000 to help 60,000 students explore wildlife in the National Parks. This is an important time for the youth of this country as they are becoming increasingly disinterested in the world of nature and [...]

7 Superfoods to Keep You Going

7 Superfoods to Keep You Going

Let’s talk about health food. Let’s talk about what makes your body run like the gorgeous machine it is. Because honestly, how much better is life when you feel amazing. Heads up, try these the morning after a rough night of boozing, it may just make you a productive little [...]