As a teacher, I get some nice chunks of time off throughout the year, and I do my best to spend these breaks doing what I love — rock climbing. This year, I journeyed west to Oregon and climbed on the welded tuff that was left over after a long ago volcanic episode. There is a really strong and interesting history of rock climbing in Smith Rock State park, and it is often sited as the birthplace of sport climbing in America.
What motivates me to get active? First and foremost, a tangible goal. Whether it’s your first 5K, a half ironman or a marathon there is nothing like setting a goal, training for it and achieving success. It provides a sense of accomplishment and pride. No need for anyone else to pat you on the back. Crossing [...]
Coolibar Athlete Ally Loisel-Murray is currently on her way from Minnesota to Galveston, TX, where she will begin her 1,300 mile run back to Minnesota on April 22nd. Ally’s mission is prevention — raising awareness for Carotid Artery Dissection, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Prevention! Ally had a life threatening car accident just before her [...]
Living in a Northern climate means enduring several months of cold temps waiting for summer to return. My motivation to get active during the summer starts in the winter, while reflecting on past year experiences and making plans for the coming year. This reminds me that every time I go to the fitness center, I [...]