Tag Archives: Exercise

Moving Naturally…Off Your Bum

Folks, I hate to break it to you, but we’re a nation of chair sitters. You know this already, you don’t need me to tell you. But you do need me to tell you why we shouldn’t give in to the siren song of the sitting position. Think about your day. Chances are, it looks […]

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Of Asses and Butts. And Behinds. Posteriors, Too.

I’m just going to say this out loud—I want a better butt. I’ve discussed my dumpy butt before, and before I go any further, I should mention that I am not calling my butt fat. I realize I’m not fat, so let me preempt all the aw-shucks-Karen-you-look-great cheerleading comments. But I, as most well-adjusted adults […]

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Smarter Fitness—A Farewell to Yoga

I might ruffle some feathers here. But please don’t take this as a personal affront against your yoga. This has been building for me for some time and I thought that before I talk about my current fitness endeavors this week, it would make sense to first talk about what I’m not doing. I was […]

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Review: Unshoes Wokova Feather Sandals

A few summers ago, I purchased a pair of Chaco sandals. The mountains and rivers where I live demand to be explored, and Chacos fit the bill just fine. Until I went barefoot. And then? They felt like 10 lb. deadweights overengineered with artificial “arch support”. My feet could not abide. I don’t know if […]

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Do or Do Not, There is No Try.

I’m about to get all Yoda on you. I’ve talked about a few of these topics before, but they’re coming together in my mind and have been reemerging frequently. So welcome to my stream-of-consciousness. We are a species hell bent on duality: this, not that. I am me, you are you. I like this, I […]

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Going Feral

So I attended a one-day MovNat workshop in Eugene, OR this past weekend. And I’ll go into more detail about that soon, I promise. But what’s remarkable to me is how well that experience demonstrates the “Zoo Human” concept central to its philosophy: The “zoo” is a modern, global and growing phenomenon generated by the […]

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Some Workout Inspiration

Happy Friday! As an apology for a lack of entertaining content lately due to journaling my Whole30 experience, here’s a video I made at one of the playground workouts. First we did a warm-up. Then, using a Trivial Pursuit board, we assigned an exercise station to each color on the board (think things like tri […]

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Warrior Dash Recap: RAWWWRRR!!! Ow…

Mud, sweat, and beer. Got my do-rag and my VFF TrekSports. Let’s do this. As Juliann and I made our way to the line for our 10am start time, I had no idea what to expect. You can check out the course online and it gives you a map of the obstacles, but other than […]

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Warrior Dash!

This coming Sunday the 11th, I’ll be wallowing through the mud and hopping over the flames of Oregon’s Warrior Dash. It’s held just northwest of Portland in North Plains and promises to be a raucous and filthy good time. Besides, free beer and novelty viking hat? I’m all over it. My sidekick and occasional guest-blogger […]

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