Tag Archives: fitness

Anatomy of a Fitness Magazine

When I was a little girl, I would make my mother read Little Red Riding Hood to me over and over again. And each time she got to the part with the wolf, I’d cover my eyes in renewed fear … Continue reading

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Gym Rats

In some form or another, I’ve been working out since I got my first Mousercise cassette tape at age four. I went through a Get in Shape Girl phase in the mid-80s, and I was an early adopter of the … Continue reading

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Workout Inspiration Comes with Free Leg Warmers

Over the weekend I went on a 10 mile hike through rocky canyons and across deep rivers, by way of my very first bungee jump off the “Bridge to Nowhere.” A cocktail of pride and adrenaline took over as I … Continue reading

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I’ve been traveling for weeks, had a cold since before Christmas that I haven’t completely shaken, and have been working out like a mad woman in honor of the seven cows I consumed while back in the Midwest for the … Continue reading

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To My Fellow Dog Walkers

While the casual dog walker has yet to master the art of poop-bagging, bark management, and leash commitment, I’ve noticed a more unsettling habit amongst dog owners of late. They don’t speak. I live in an extremely dog-friendly apartment community … Continue reading

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Starting Monday

If the lack of available treadmills in the gym is any indication, it’s clearly the week after Christmas. New Year’s Day is still a few days away, but the world is already in resolution mode. Visions of sugar plums and jingles of … Continue reading

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