Outdoors

Outdoors

Smartwool meets expectations for running shorts

Running shorts seem like they should be the easiest thing in the world to buy. Yet while there is not much to them, a lot of things can go wrong. Maybe that explains why most of us have a couple of go-to pairs while the rest sit in the closet gathering dust? The problem is that a running short that doesn't fit right can produce chaffing, something that no runner wants to talk about. So while it may not take a doctorate to manufacture good men's running apparel, the Smartwool PhD Run Short at least earns an honorary degree for its excellent performance.

Outdoors

Three moves to get toned arms

The body of a dancer is truly extraordinary - long, lean, and insanely strong, all at the same time. Truth be told, we'd love to look like a dancer without the years and years of training, and guess what? Now we can.

Videos

Hiking the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

The unspoiled Flint Hills in Kansas can soothe the soul on a long hike, especially if the coyotes serenade you with song. (Video by Roy Wenzl/The Wichita Eagle)
rwenzl@wichitaeagle.com
Hiking the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 1:02

Hiking the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Hiking close to the city 2:55

Hiking close to the city

Fly fishing in Yellowstone 2:40

Fly fishing in Yellowstone

A beginner's guide to camping 4:23

A beginner's guide to camping