Signs of urbanism
Pssst - there’s a new movement afoot. Called “guerilla urbanism,” it involves citizens who change their cities without official approval.
Consider Matt Tomasulo: Under cover of darkness, the 30-year-old placed 27 signs at intersections in Raleigh, NC, advising people how long it takes to walk from one destination to another.
For example, one weatherproof vinyl sign reads, “It’s a 7...
The Hills ("Going For A Walk - Or Maybe A Sprint?")
The other day was a non-training day. However, I felt the need to do some physical activity and decided to “go for a walk”. I had two choices: walk along the beach or take the hills. I chose the hills, which at the top offer a panoramic view of the beach and the Santa Monica Bay. Catalina Island was also visible. I re-booted my fitness regimen 4 years ago. Before the re-boot, the steepest...
Back on Track
This year, I've been very slack about exercising, and was disgusted with myself. I KNOW what I should be doing, I KNOW what I can do, and I also know that because I'm entirely alone, and 76 years old, I MUST keep up the exercise or lose mobility and independence. But still I didn't do it.
I moved house in January, and that ended a three year period of intense uncertainty, because the...
If someone had told me two months ago that the cute puppy wriggling in my teenage son's arms would (1) bring my home reorganization to a screeching halt and (2) give me a bona fide case of whiplash, I might have thought twice. Or even three times.Oh, how hindsight is 20-20! Or, another way, how fools rush in where angels fear to tread!I just got back from being checked out at the clinic for...
If you think you have to run or exercise vigorously to reap the benefits of fitness, think again. One of the nation's top health reporters says a growing field of science shows doing small activities can lead to big health rewards. Find out more.
A housewife just wanted to lose 20 pounds. She ended up completing a 400-mile wilderness trek. Hear how she did it.
The year 2006 was a year filled with obstacles, but Lynn Tracey walked right past them. Even after the loss of her mother and a knee injury, Tracey went on to become America's best race walker over the age of 50.
In 2008, Sean VanGerena survived a horrendous car wreck that left him with a TBI, a broken neck and he then suffered multiple strokes. Now, he's on the U.S. paratriathlon team. His spirit, courage and attitude will inspire all of facing challenges.