Category Archives: Fitness

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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Enthusiasm for exercise

I’m in Washington, D.C. for a conference and have limited time options for exercise.  I am not typically an early morning exerciser, but knowing this is my only option, I have been quite eager to “get up and get going.”  … 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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Running my first 5k – with Foxy of course

I let Mark convince me into signing up for a 5k at Pinchot Park last week. I’ve never run a race before in my life – never actually been in any kind of race – biking or otherwise – in my adult life. I was a little nervous. I was going to run the 5k and Mark was going to run the 10k.

I knew if I was going to do it, I would have to bring Foxy, so I was relieved to find out that dogs were allowed.

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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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Just a girl in a gym: How small moments can have big meaning

Ever since I was in college, I’ve felt the strings of sadness pull at me in the hours after I leave my family. Because of my strange schedule, I went home on Thursday and Friday to celebrate Father’s Day. Yet, today (Sunday), … Continue reading

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Friends train for YWCA Y-TriDu5K to celebrate kidney transplant

When Jan Mathews met her two close friends in seventh grade she never knew one day they would be working out together to celebrate a successful kidney transplant.

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Obsessed with obstacles!

Obstacle races are running events in which participants climb over, tunnel under, slither through and ultimately conquer physical challenges strategically placed along the race route.  Events vary in race route distance, obstacle difficulty and degrees of messiness! The events are … Continue reading

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Free fitness classes continue in July

York County, you’re doing great. We have had about 100 people consistently come to workout with us, getting down and dirty and burning tons of calories.

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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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