Category Archives: Foot Power

Walk often; Walk Safely

Walking is a great source of exercise and physical activity! I walk regularly for both fitness and as a mode of travel.  You can imagine my surprise when, yesterday, following a meeting about pedestrian and bike safety, I was hit … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m a wannabe

I enjoy hiking. A lot! I long to be referred to as “an avid hiker”.  As a child, I enjoyed walking on trails in Caledonia, near my grandparents’ cabin.  In college, I began hiking because of a Field Study of … 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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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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The Solidarity of Socks

A few weeks ago I came up with what I thought was a brilliant plan to defeat the defecting sock problem. I was going get rid of all my socks and buy 15 new pairs of socks that were all identical. This way, I would not have to look through a pile of laundry to find a matching sock – that we all know isn’t going to be there anyway.

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Walking toward fitness and positivity

By Susan Mafnas, York Daily Record editorial assistant I’m not giving up just yet. A year ago in March I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear and was diagnosed with severe arthritis. I consider myself a young-at-heart, active woman … Continue reading

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Only a month away from Tie Dye 5K

Once again, the spirit of people amazes. One such person, Spring Garden Township resident Missy Mulcahy, was recently named volunteer of the year by the American Heart Association. While I am proud to call Missy my friend, I am also … Continue reading

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Calling all “big kids”…wanna play in “iloveyorkcity”?

              What could be more fun than meeting up with three friends and competing as a team in BOP‘s annual adult event, BOPstacle Race?  On Saturday, October 4th, teams of four “big kids” will … Continue reading

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My walk to City Hall – by Furman Dennis

Furman Dennis, a 4th grade student at Lincoln Charter School, was so excited about walking to City Hall during the kick-off Bike in York Week event, that he wrote a story about the event, and then sent it to me … Continue reading

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Sign up for the Tie Dye Five

In January, I wrote about a terrific guy that I had the pleasure to know by the name of Mark Mulcahy. Mark passed away suddenly in December and his wife, Missy, and daughters Amanda and Shannon, have set up a … Continue reading

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