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The perseverance of a 67-year-old marathon runner

Running a marathon is hard for any human being. Novice or elite athlete. It requires months of training and a willingness to push through 26.6 miles of pain and exhaustion with the reward of having someone put a medal around your neck. It’s an endeavor that most people have zero desire to undertake. However the process and experience is a commonality that all marathoners share regardless of their age or skill level. 

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Wildflower returns for 32nd year

Tri-California readying for 32nd Wildflower Triathlon, amid drought conditions in California

Despite the recent California wide drought, Tri-California announced in mid-March that the 32nd Annual Wildflower Triathlons will take place as planned on May 2-4.

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Get in on the Pickleball craze

Fun, social and active sport takes SLO County by storm

Pickleball was once called “the fastest growing sport in the country you’ve never heard of.”  Not anymore. This very fun, very social, very ‘active’ game has grown exponentially since it was first introduced in 1965.

Developed by Washington State representative and eventual Lt. Governor, Joel Pritchard, the name of the sport originated, according to urban legend, in honor of Pritchard’s dog, Pickles, who would chase any errant balls and return them...most of the time.  

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The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center

Unlike most aspiring chefs set on making their mark in the restaurant industry, founder of The Wellness Kitchen Nancy Walker took a different culinary path. At Bauman College in Santa Cruz, Nancy laid the foundation for utilizing natural and holistic cooking methods as a means of treatment and healing. Since her graduation in August 2009, Nancy has developed a successful career by making sustainable healthy eat habits available to her patients. Today she specializes in cooking and developing meal plans for cancer, chemotherapy, diabetes, and other patients with other severe illnesses.

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Joy in every step

SLO athlete hikes the 500-mile Camino de Santiago through Spain

I may be the first person in history to take a 500-mile hike to heal aching feet. I’d been sidelined from running for nearly a year with tendinitis, but I could walk.  I imagined the Camino as a ”consolation prize” for all the races and adventure runs I was missing.  

The Camino turned out to be the grand prize. Quite simply, it was the happiest month of my life.

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Central Coast SurviveOars paddle on

Dragon boat racing promotes fitness & friendship among cancer survivors

If you are driving past Morro Bay and happen to see the head of a prehistoric monster gliding through the water, do not call your local Scottish anthropologist; boats adorned with the head of a dragon are now a common site on the waters surrounding Morro Rock. The Estero Bay is home to our very own local team of Dragon Boat paddlers, better known as the Central Coast SurviveOars.

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Atascadero welcomes new fitness facility

GIVE Fitness Health Club gives back to community

There’s a new club in town and it’s about to change the way people start thinking about working out. This new facility, GIVE Fitness Health Club, was established under the umbrella of its parent company: Working to GIVE, and the grand opening in Atascadero is slated for mid-January.

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San Luis Obispo Goes Red to Recognize Wear Red Day and Raise Awareness for Heart Disease

The American Heart Association will be joined by over 100 women and men dressed in red for the San Luis Obispo Wear Red Day Luncheon. This half-day event aims to empower attendees with information and tools to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, and live healthier lives.  

The event program will feature the inspiring story of local heart disease survivor, Sharon Young, and keynote address from Dr. Andrea Tackett, MD, FACC, Coastal Cardiology.

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Sleeping in Neutral

Proper sleep positions promote better posture

A young man walks in the room, his shoulders are hunched and his head is so far forward that it looks painful. Others notice his posture and wonder what caused it – injury, genetics? Possibly, but later, when an old man walks in with the same posture, others think it’s because of his age. 

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