The 6th, Unmentioned Love Language – Activity

many of us have heard of the 5 love languages – the book, authored by Gary Chapman, and the concept, now commonly referenced in relationships world-wide. it discusses how we love others and how we want to be loved. it tells us there are five methods through which people express love: physical touch, acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, and words of affirmation. but i would argue that there is one very significant love language missing from this list – activity.

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A Look Back – My One Year Blogging Anniversary

in january of 2015 i decided to launch a blog. i did so with a brief post, and some photos of the destination that inspired me to finally go live – Lake Tahoe. in the past year my blog has molded into a healthy living blog that encourages others to be active, to be outside, and to be themselves. in celebrating the one year anniversary of thefirst2hours, i thought i would share some of my favorite posts from 2015.

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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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Gear Finder – Good Exercise for Bad Knees

find the activewear from previous post… “Good Exercise for Bad Knees”

ADJUSTABLE HANDFUL SPORTS BRA   *   ALO UNDERTONE LEGGING

IVIVVA TUMBLIN TANK   *   BROOKS GHOST 8 RUNNERS

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TunesDay – Work B$@tch

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

This week’s motivational song is…

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Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe Review

the quest for the perfect pair of runners can be a tedious one. every foot is different. every runner is every different. and all shoes are not created equal. i have tried many different shoes throughout my years. most recently it has been the Brooks Ghost 8 that I picked up in magnetic blue.

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Battling to the Center Court Finals

Last week was another successful week of volleyball.  It was a challenging week of volleyball as well; but how we fight through those challenging moments, is the greatest determinant of our long-term success.  And we pushed through our trials, all the way to the championship match.

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5 Reasons to Workout in thefirst2hours

regardless of how difficult, or easy, it may be to pull ourselves out of bed in the morning, there are a countless number of reasons to work out in thefirst2hours. here are 5 of those reasons for consideration:

REASON #1 TO WORKOUT IN THEFIRST2HOURS:
we are less likely to skip our work outs

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