Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pushing Past the Pain of Exertion

From yesterday’s New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/fashion/29FITNESS.html I had my first visit with my new physician this past week.  It was a sign of the times.  I have been fortunate enough to have had just one doctor, Richard Kahn, M.D. since … Continue reading

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Fitness facts: What’s up with cooling down?

Personal Best Is the Exercise Cool-Down Really Necessary? By GINA KOLATA Published: October 15, 2009 There is pretty much no science behind the cool-down advice. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/health/nutrition/15best.html

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Yellowstone: Walking !

Finally. We decided to head on over to Yellowstone today in the hope that the snow would not be too deep for hiking.  Plan B was to drive east past Mammoth Hot Springs and cruise through the Lamar Valley hoping … Continue reading

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Montana: Strike Two!

Thawing out tonight. Lincoln and I were thwarted in our quest to climb up Elephant Peak, MT this afternoon, due to 18 degrees, 12 MPH wind, and the snow on the gravel road too deep to reach that trail head. … Continue reading

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Paradise (Valley)? No backpacking this week!

Went for a 7 mile, two hour walk this afternoon along the Yellowstone River, here in Montana. My hands froze inside my winter gloves and the footpath alternated between slippery clay , squishy ruts and solid ground that was actually … Continue reading

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