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Getting Back to the Basics with a Beginners Yoga Challenge

this december, and in 2016, i am making a commitment to yoga. historically, yoga and i have had an unstable relationship; but the further along we get in our relationship, the more i’ve realized why i keep going back for more. i know where i want to go from here, and i have set some goals to help me get there.

to advance my yoga practice, i first have to take it back to the basics and master the asanas that are the foundation of the practice. from december 1 – 24 i will join a group of yogis in the Beginner Yoga 2015 Challenge. every day a new pose. i welcome others to join me.

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The Benefit of Hiking with Dogs

there are few companions in this world i enjoy taking to the mountains more than my pups. everyone knows that dogs are (wo)man’s best friend; but did you know that dogs are (wo)man’s best hiking companion? let me give you a few reasons why.Read More »

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TunesDay – Be My Girl

fall is amongst us, which makes me want to throw on a flannel, head to the mountains, and listen to the acoustic wonders of John & Jacob. they are a recent discovery, and love; and you should know them too.

 

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My Knee Microfracture Surgery Recovery Timeline

recently, i have written about knee pain, cartilage defects, the symptoms that led me to discussions regarding microfracture, and how i made the final decision to move forward with the operation. once that decision was made, the inevitable next questions i asked (and all athletes ask) pertain to the recovery process and timeline.

physician provided information is limited, and ambiguous. every person has a different knee. the size of their cartilage defect varies, as does the exact location of the defect within the joint. all of these differences impact the outcome of the operation, and therefore the timeline for recovery. due to these unknowns, doctors are reluctant to provide microfracture patients with any specifics.

much like the physicians, i can’t promise that others’ recovery will follow the same timeline as mine; but i’m hopeful that by providing others with this history of my recovery, that it will give them a better idea of what they could expect.

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Life, Simplified

living a simple life is easier said than done in our modern day world. so easily we get caught up in our work, our social calendars, our “todo” list, money, responsibilities, etc.. every obligation creates a greater sense of urgency and stress.

and then once in awhile, we find ourselves in a place like this,

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Gear Finder – Get Lost in Green

find the recommended activewear from previous post… “Get Lost in Green”

NIKE DRI-FIT RELAY TANK   *   LULULEMON IN FLUX JACKET

LULULEMON WUNDER UNDER PANT   *   BROOKS GHOST 8 RUNNERS

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Nike Dri-Fit Relay Tank

Purchase at www.eastbay.com for $27.99

Purchase similar, the Teaser Tank from Montiel Activewear for $28

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TunesDay – Cool Kids

Music makes us move. Moving makes us healthy. Music makes us healthy.

Motivational Music from thefirst2hours:

 

last week i was getting a little warm up in on the stair stepper at the gym.  the warm up was intended to be 5 minutes. at 4:45 this song came on, and i couldn’t stop. i had hit a rhythm and this catchy tune kept me going. i figure any song with that influence is worth repeating. enjoy this song and find your stride!

Find more of my TunesDay picks HERE.
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Why Many Athletes Hate (yet still can’t give up) Yoga

two and a half years ago my days as a high intensity athlete became numbered due to injury, so i decide to try out yoga. for two and a half years i have been an on-again, off-again yogi. for two and a half years i have vacillated between loving yoga, and hating yoga. and after two and a half years, and a particularly challenging class this week, i have decided to discuss some of the reasons that i, and many athletes, hate (yet still can’t give up) yoga.Read More »

Get Lost in Green

portland. where it is cool to…

keep it weird,

have purple hair,

wear your granddad’s clothes,

and get lost in green.

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