Healthy Living

Cyclocross: The Ugly Duckling of the Cycling World yet infinitely better.

Cyclocross: The Ugly Duckling of the Cycling World yet infinitely better.

My 89 year old gran calls it psycho cross. Both because that was what she first thought I called it when I told her what it was I was doing “for work”, and today she continues to refer to it that way because from photos and descriptions that is what [...]

The Vegan Running Experiment

The Vegan Running Experiment

Two years ago I decided I was ready to take my running to the next level. It was time to get serious about what I put into my body and see where a clean, whole foods, plant-based diet could take me. Since I don’t like to half ass anything, I [...]

How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

Many thing may sideline runners: injury, illness, traveling, even a particularly hectic work week. All of those are totally understandable. I’ve had to put my own running on hold for all of those things at one point or another. However, one excuse for falling to the wayside of running that [...]

6 Must-See National Parks on the Pacific Coast

6 Must-See National Parks on the Pacific Coast

Large, remote, protected, and stunningly beautiful.  That’s about all these parks share in common.  All of the other characteristics can be considered unique and special to each individual park. Despite being home to major urban centers such as LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and even Tijuana, the Pacific Coast is also [...]

6 of the World’s Toughest Cycling Races

6 of the World’s Toughest Cycling Races

Cycling is one of those sports most popular among folks with addictive personalities; people who need bigger and bigger doses of adrenaline-inducing miles topped off with neuron-exciting terrain. Here’s a list of some of the most challenging cycling events. Plus, if you ride your wheels right, you may even enjoy some [...]

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

If a long run is in your foreseeable future, you’re more than likely training for a big race, and whether it’s a half-marathon or an ultra-marathon, this type of training run needs to be taken seriously and approached with great consideration. You simply can’t fake a long run. From my [...]

Running Despite the Challenges

Running Despite the Challenges

  Running is never easy. But for those who wish to put the effort in, it can be extremely rewarding. Steve Bell shows the persistence that is needed for those with health issues, such as cystic fibrosis. Bell also tells of the rewards of running, since it allows Bell to [...]

6 Tips for a Fun Bouldering Trip

6 Tips for a Fun Bouldering Trip

If you’re used to bouldering at a gym, your first trip outdoors can feel a little intimidating. The rocks might be bigger, there are no planned out routes you can take and no colored tape showing different skill levels. At the same time, it’s really incredible to climb up a [...]

5 Reasons to Run a Marathon Overseas

5 Reasons to Run a Marathon Overseas

Running while traveling generally involves a missed train, a connecting flight or a whole lot of angry bulls charging through the streets of Spain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Signing up for a race while traveling can add a new dimension to your trip and offer a [...]

Change Your Diet, Change the World

Change Your Diet, Change the World

With all the environmental changes heading our way, it’s easy to feel guilty about a lot of things. Whether you drive (by yourself) to work, blast the heat at home while you’re out and about, or only feed your cat water from fiji rest assured, we all have our environmental [...]