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No time to slow down

Lloyd Miller keeps active and fit well into his 80s

Getting older is all about taking it easy, relaxing and slowing down – right? For some, this may be true, but not for Lloyd Miller – an active 87-year-old whose regular exercise routine keeps him fit, active, healthy and happy.

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Stand up straight!

Proper posture is essential in life and exercise

Posture during exercise will greatly affect not only your endurance, but other aspects of your life as well. Poor posture pits your own muscles and physiology against yourself – you fight your own body! 

Run Paso for a Cause

Run Paso is a women’s running group that was founded in 2010. The group of friends began meeting at a different location each Sunday, and the word quickly spread spread. In the past two years, the group has grown and the women in it have started training together for 5k, half, and full marathons.
 
Together, the group trains for and travels to races throughout the state. “It is so fun to have something to train for,” says member Michelle Thacher, “We make a weekend of the races, get hotel rooms, and go out to dinner.”
 

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Running for their lives

Olympic hero returns to Uganda to help orphans

The year was 1988, and the Lord’s Resistance Army, a militant rebel force in Uganda, was taking up arms against the government. In a small village of northern Uganda, 15 children, not older than 12, were kidnapped by the group and ordered to pillage and kill their neighboring villagers. If they disobeyed, the children learned, they would be shot. If they wanted to live, they would have to become killers themselves.

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Wine can be part of a healthy lifestyle

San Luis Obispo county’s 200-plus wineries offer a chance to relax and unwind with friends and the opportunity to taste local wines, but does enjoying a glass of Central Coast wine have hidden health benefits? Many experts believe so. The purported health benefits of drinking wine in moderation range from reduced stress to overall heart health.

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Locals bring marathon to SLO

A marathon was always on my list of things to do in my lifetime,” says Heather Hellman co-founder with Samantha Pruitt of  “Get Off the Couch Potato”, a sports production company in San Luis Obispo. At 45 she decided the time had come and entered into Team in Training that not only prepares a runner for the race but raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Running across the Grand Canyon -- and Back

Diaries of an Ex-Couch Potato: Samantha Pruitt
 
When my Ultra Running mentor, Bob Keefe, invited me to run 50 miles Rim2Rim2Rim across the Grand Canyon and back, I said, “HELL NO!” Good thing for me Ultra Bob didn’t take no for an answer.
 

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SLDC is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon

The San Luis Distance Club (SLDC) is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon/Half/5K.

The San Luis Distance Club (SLDC) is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon/Half/5K. If you haven't registered yet for any of the three distances, select the "San Luis Distance Club" as your team during your on-line registration process when you do sign up. If you have already registered, let us know by replying to this message and we can request that your team affiliation be shown as SLDC.

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Margarita Adventures zipline canopy tours

Wine country adventure like no other

We usually think of zip lining as an adventurous activity that we might do when vacationing in Costa Rica, Ecuador, or even Northern California – not something that we can do in the middle of Wine Country. That all changed in September 2011 when owner Karl Whittstrom’s inspiration to create Margarita Adventures Zipline Canopy Tours on the Santa Margarita Ranch property became a reality.

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Recipe: Chilled Blonde Gazpacho

 
Chilled Blonde Gazpacho - a healthy summer recipe by Chef Kelly Wangard, Executive Chef at Summerwood Winery & Inn, Paso Robles, CA
Serves 2-4 people

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