Everyone with the discipline to maintain a regular training program knows the positive ways it changes their body. They lose fat, they get stronger, with more energy, and muscles get attractively bigger and more toned. But what about the negatives? How do you know when you're overdoing it?
I've always gone through ebbs and flows with my body. I've tried every crash diet and trendy workout craze, only to come to the same conclusion every time: It's not for me. When it came down to it, I hated working out, and I loathed restricting myself even more. I love food. I wasn't willing to give that up just to shed a couple pounds.
Although I disagree with the idea that your body will find its best form if you run enough, there's no denying that your form will probably improve naturally as you get more experienced. As you get fitter, you're more likely to feel smoother. You'll learn how to better carry yourself so that you get through your increased mileage without cramping or tightness. So, if you're relatively new to running or only run few miles a couple of times a week, upping your mileage will eventually lead to better form.
Traveling with a laptop can be frustrating once you get to the airport security line. That makes OGIO's Axle Pack a good choice when you have to catch a flight but still want a comfortable pack to hold your electronics. Designed to accommodate most 17" laptops, the Axle Pack also has a dedicated tablet pocket that can hold an iPad or similar e-reader. It's considered airport checkpoint friendly, as it can unfold and flatten to expose a computer without needing to remove it from the bag.
A Brazilian woman, a 73-year-old bicyclist from Fridley, Minn., and an elite skier from Roseville, Minn., lined up in the dark minutes before dawn on a northern Minnesota snowmobile trail. Ahead were 135 miles that would test their mettle in one of the toughest endurance races in the world - a competition so grueling that sometimes fewer than half the starters finish.
The Seattle area is filled with endless possibilities for half-day hikes during the summer. But during winter, Seattleites who don't hibernate are pretty predictable. Many hit the lowland trails around Tiger, Cougar and Squak mountains until the high country thaws out by late spring.