I know people who love to run in the heat. 80 degrees? Full sun? No problem!
Sonya Paclob – Daily Record / Sunday News
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 as 3 miles. On long runs I sport a sizable camelbak backpack and, on more than one occasion, have asked an unsuspecting stranger out gardening for a refill.
Still, I’ve got a system for the heat and it works.
But humidity is a totally different beast.
As you may have noticed, York hit levels of humidity usually reserved for jungles this week. The kind of gross when you walk outside and immediately feel damp. Breathing becomes an absolute chore. I find the best course of action these days is to immediately go back inside and eat ice cream until it all goes away. Continue reading “Humidity is the Worst” »
Kelly Long of Lebanon carring a torch in Honor of her Father John Fernsler of Lebanon who is a stroke suvivor, in the American Heart Association walk. FILE PHOTO
In just two months, hundreds of individuals from the Hanover area and beyond will gather to take strides against the community’s number one and number four killers, heart disease and stroke, at the 2014 Hanover Heart Walk sponsored by Hanover Hospital. The annual walk to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention and raise funds for the American Heart Association will take place Sunday, Sept. 14 at Hanover Hospital. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 1 p.m. Continue reading “Hanover prepares for Heart Walk” »
I always thought altitude sickness was a myth—certainly not something that could affect a collegiate athlete like myself! Yet on my recent vacation to Estes Park, Colorado, I confidently strolled my 50 pound suitcase up a slight incline… and doubled over coughing like I smoked six packs a day.
Embarrassed by my lack of stamina, and left wondering if I was not, in fact, in as good as shape as I thought I was, I asked a few of the local Rocky Mountain natives about how to combat this new phenomenon. Apparently Estes Park is 7,522 feet above sea level which, if you do the math, is way over York County’s meager 400 feet.
Locals told my family that in order to be able to breathe properly, and to not be thwarted by a hill that my two year-old niece could easily navigate, we needed to drink several quarts of water every day. Desperate to breathe again, we did not go anywhere without our water bottles for the following two days, and the most exercise we ended up tackling was the mini-golf course. Continue reading “Rocky Mountain “way too high”… above sea level” »
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 for joint mobility. As we get older we lose a lot of our joint mobility. Performing exercises that take you side to side, forward, and backward keeps your joint flexibility intact. Performing these exercises helps prevent loss of range of motion in your ankles, knees, and hip joints. “People thinking working out they think muscle building, but that’s not really what its all about.” Continue reading “6-Exercise Leg Workout” »
TacFit 717 members work out in the old gym. Check out the larger, newer studio in Dallastown. SUBMITTED
TacFit 717 moved this spring to its Dallastown location after two years in a small studio on George Street.
Owner Jason Cavanaugh said the new building will allow them to grow, not only in being able to doing full pull-ups, thanks to taller ceilings, but in allowing large class sizes.
TacFit was first designed as a workout for military crisis responders who go into high stress situations that require a quick recovery, Cavanaugh said. When applying it to the everyday person, the high intensity interval training increases metabolism and muscle tone, he added.
So, here’s the bounty of our CSA half-share from Miller Plant Farm for this week:
Clockwise, from top left: Portobello mushrooms, Swiss chard, green beans, cucumber and sweet corn. Photo by Jeff Lautenberger.
And here’s the catch: That’s not even half of it.
Jeff traded in our head of lettuce for another portion of portobellos, so we have maybe a dozen gigantic, gorgeous mushrooms coming out of our ears. Speaking of ears, we have six ears of corn (only three are pictured). And we have a lot more green beans than that pile shown in the photo.
Jeff weighed out the whole haul, and turns out we have nine (9!) pounds of vegetables this week. I’m really excited about this share, because a) I love portobellos, b) I’ve been excited to get sweet corn from our CSA and c) no summer squash. Last night, we used half of the portobellos to make a risotto, and we have grand schemes for the rest of the veg.
If only my mother could see for herself how excited I am about fresh vegetables.
Be sure to check back later to find out what we did/plan to do with all this amazing produce. And if you have any ideas or suggestions (we’re always open to new recipes!), feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber Warrington trains on a stationary bike in the basement of her Red Lion home. Warrington is participating in the September Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. She is in training for the 150-mile, two-day event in memory of her mother, Sharon Cowger, who died of lung cancer in 2012, after a three year battle. (Jason Plotkin — Daily Record/Sunday News)
When Amber Warrington hops on her stationary bike in the basement of her Red Lion home, she is focused.
Head straight, eyes set ahead, she leans in to the handle bars and steadies her legs on the peddles.
The 38-year-old Red Lion woman is preparing for the Sept. 13 and 14, 150-mile Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals.
“I was a mess before I ever ran my first 5K, so I’m pretty nervous for this one,” she said. “But in my heart I’ve got to do it.”
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