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

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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This job comes with summers off right?

Raise your hand if your job is really getting in the way of your summer. Long bike rides, early morning runs, open water swims, kayaking trips, not to mention barbeques, campfires, and mesh shorts. (Zippers and buttons are for suckers) … Continue reading

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Killer Core Workout

A strong core is key to a strong body. Sarah Chronister with The Athletic Club of York gives us a killer core workout that can be done in your home.  

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National Running Day

Today is national running day.  A great day to sign up for a race, go for a run, set a goal, or introduce someone to the joy/despair of running! This year, I’m using the day to reflect on how running … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for the Y-TriDu5K

If you’ve ever participated in a race you know, races are made possible only by volunteers. They dole out smiles and encouragement while directing runners and riders along the course. When I’m racing I make a point to thank whoever … Continue reading

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Cool off with lavender lemonade

Yowza it’s hot out there! Skip the calorie filled jug of iced tea and cool off with this lavender lemonade.

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