Author Archives: Kate Penn

About Kate Penn

I've been a staff photographer at YDR for about 7 years. I'm into visual media, running, and food. Reach me @k8penn

Get creative and buff with this tire workout

You don’t have to be a serious athlete to beast a tractor tire workout. In the ever-agricultural York County, there’s sure to be plenty of spares to incorporate into your fitness routine. Ron Johnson, health and fitness consultant at YWCA … Continue reading

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Running gear worth swooning over

A serious chunk of my expendable income goes to running. New clothes, water bottles, watches, tunes, sneakers, races, it adds up. If I told you how much I spent on these things, you’d judge me. So I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

One of my favorite desserts as a child was strawberry shortcake. To be perfectly honest, I mostly just loved the buttery cake all by itself. No fruit or milk needed for my young, healthy body. As time has changed, so … Continue reading

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Yoga routine for brides-to-be

Megan Donley with Lotus Moon Yoga shares a calming yoga practice perfect for brides-to-be on their wedding day to help you be present and enjoy your day. Follow along as she leads you through this 20-minute routine. Read Caitlin Kerfin’s … Continue reading

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When jet skis attack…my quads

I competed in my 7th marathon in May, placed first in my age group in a sprint triathlon last week, run 5-6 times a week and sprinkle in bike rides, swims, and kayak trips whenever I can. What I’m saying … Continue reading

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Stroller Moms Keep Pushing

I met the stroller moms while on a run on the rail trail. I was heading the opposite way as two ladies pushing strollers ran by… then another…then a few more, I finally stopped the last two women in the … Continue reading

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Swag I never knew I wanted

This past weekend I did my second sprint tri, the YWCA Ladies Y-TriDu5k. Once again, I absolutely loved this race. But that’s not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is race swag. Expos and … Continue reading

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The waaaaiting is the hardest part

The week before a race is always the hardest for me. The work is done. All that’s left to do is compete and see what you can do. But instead you’ve got to go to work, sleep, pull back on … Continue reading

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How I became a Rockstar

Spend some time with me, or just ask my mom about me, and you’ll quickly learn I can be stubborn. So when a friend repeatedly told me I needed to get a repair kit for my fancy new bike, I … Continue reading

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Kicking butt with Bodycombat

York YMCA’s bodycombat class made us feel like warriors! Tired, sweaty warriors, but warriors nonetheless. Check out video from the class and get ready to shake it next week with Zumba. Planning ahead? Here’s the full summer schedule.

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