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    Running the “Toughest Marathon in the World” at Age 14

    “You’re too young.” “You can’t run our marathon, but you can run our 5K.” “Wait until you get older.” “You must be 18 years old.” “NO!” Over and over, these are the responses that I got when I was seeking a marathon in South America as part of my World Marathon Tour for Prostate Cancer Awareness. My…

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    The Gift of Wild Places

    Giddy. Sitting in the parking lot of the Merced Amtrak Station waiting for my friend Greg’s train to arrive from San Francisco, it felt like Christmas morning. Glee. As if it were my first time. In anticipation of this trip, I watched yet another documentary of Yosemite. The first love of my youth. My second…

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    A Life Exposed

    Exposure is a commonly used term in rock climbing that might not be familiar to those outside of the sport. I found an online dictionary that defined it as “being in a situation in which you are very aware that you are high off the ground.” In other words, standing on a large summit that…

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    Fueling Life’s Grand Adventures

    Every once in awhile, you need to do something that makes you feel fully alive. Every Memorial Day weekend, I take an annual trek in a mountainous area east of Seattle. Near as we have been able to guess, this trek is 14.5-16 miles long, depending on how lost we get. At higher altitudes, the…

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    Pilates On the Go: Double Straight Leg Stretch

    by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | Maybe you are beginning to notice some impressive results from the stomach series. So let’s take it up a notch with the Double Straight Leg Stretch. This fourth exercise in the stomach series targets the “powerhouse” to the extreme…

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    Training for a Century Ride: Part 3

    with Kathleen Burke Jensen & Sage Rountree
    The countdown is on as Kathleen tapers in preparation for another personal first — a 100 mile bike ride as a member of Team Fatty in the LiveStrong Challenge. Let’s join her and coach Sage Rountree in their final session before the big day…

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    Training for a Century Ride: Part 2

    with Kathleen Burke Jensen & Sage Rountree
    Let’s catch up on Part 2 of the virtual coaching sessions with Sage Rountree advising Kathleen Burke Jensen as she prepares to attempt a personal first—a 100 mile bike ride as a member of Team Fatty in the LiveStrong Challenge…

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