Author Archives: Kate Penn

About Kate Penn

I've been a staff photographer at YDR for about 6 years. I'm into visual media, running, and food. Reach me @k8penn

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Running is hard work. Training can turn into a grueling grind, and sometimes, I get so caught up in getting the workouts done and fitting them in a jam-packed schedule that I forget to have fun. I was visiting my … Continue reading

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Video: Tacfit 717 Level 1 Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Jason Cavanaugh is head coach and owner of Tacfit 717 in Dallastown. In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out four videos with Jason. Tacfit works on a four-level system, with one being … Continue reading

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Review: Garmin Forerunner 220

Two weeks ago I walked out of my apartment, turned on my watch, and waited for it to connect to satellites. And waited… and waited… and waited. Ten minutes later, my watch still refusing to connect, I left for my … Continue reading

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Video: 20-Minute Fat Burning Metabolic Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Short on time? Personal trainer Heidi Parr says no problem, you can get in a great fat burning metabolic workout in 20 minutes right in your home. Metabolic, also known as interval training, … Continue reading

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Training Ebb and Flow

How is it August already? Seriously, I’m pretty sure it was just a few weeks ago I had a rock-hard butt from clenching it while running on icy roads so much. I’ve been training for one event or another all … Continue reading

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Balancing Fitness and Fatness on Vacation

I’m just back from a week-long vacation with my family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Like any decent human being, I spent the week eating all of the food and indulging in afternoon cocktails pretty much every day, because vacation. … Continue reading

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6 Ab Exercises to Work Your Core

Please enable Javascript to watch this video These ab exercises are divided into two sections. Supinated exercises, where you’re laying on your back, and pronated exercises where you’re on your front. Personal trainer Heidi Parr says it’s key to do … Continue reading

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Humidity is the Worst

I know people who love to run in the heat. 80 degrees? Full sun? No problem! I am not those people. I am hands down the sweatiest person I know. I’ve been known to carry water for runs as short … Continue reading

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6-Exercise Leg Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Heidi Parr, certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, says having a leg day in your normal workout week is not only important for your leg muscles and muscle endurance, it’s also extremely important … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Ladies Y-Tri

Right after I finished my race, I spent 8 hours in the car to go camping in an area so far upstate NY I didn’t have cell service. I didn’t even realize there were still places like that. It was … Continue reading

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