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My tough mudder story

Editors note: Gary Brown of Paso Robles completed his first tough mudder in September. This is his story.

Misery never felt so good

Why am I here? What’s my age again? 42? Is that old? I was at a friends house for an after golf tournament dinner party. I was happily consuming whatever I wanted: beer, pizza, wine, cheeseburgers, you name it. I overheard a couple of guys talking about the “Tough Mudder Race”. 

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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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Local chiropractor competes in 100-mile endurance run

On Saturday, June 8th 2013 at 7:00 a.m. one of the most arduous organized events in the U.S., the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run, began in the Laguna Mountains just outside of San Diego, California. The race was along the Pacific Crest, Noble Canyon, and Cuyamaca Trails.

Scott Dubrul, a San Luis Obispo chiropractor, completed the 100-mile course in 26 hours and 55 minutes. He trained for the San Diego Endurance Run for over two years.

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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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8-mile run benefits wounded heroes

Inaugural run benefits Operation Surf Central Coast

Do they ever quit? It sometimes seems as though the folks at Amazing Surf Adventures are always on the go, and what they are up to this fall is no exception.

After hosting Operation Surf Central Coast 2013 the week of Oct. 3-9, the Amazing Surf Adventures team has no intention of slowing down as they gear up for their inaugural Operation Run, an 8-mile fun run on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 in support of all military members, past and present.

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SLO Marathon Seeks Volunteers

 
The Inaugural San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is taking place the weekend of April 21-22, 2012.
 
The event coordinators are looking to recruit energetic volunteers for various positions on April 19-22 to help represent the best of San Luis Obispo County.
 
There are many exciting volunteer positions available, including working a water station, sweats bag check, finish line chute, EXPO set up and breakdown, EXPO concert stage management, EXPO T-shirt pickup, EXPO management and hospitality, Recovery Tent, Volunteer Tent, and more.

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How to be happy this summer and achieve your goals

In the beginning of July, we celebrated our country’s independence. Usually a fun time, one spent outdoors with friends and family, playing games and enjoying good food. But now that the celebration is over, here’s something else to think about... Instead of just celebrating America’s independence, why not create and celebrate your own, personal “declaration of independence?”

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Practical self-defense

Four instructors train others at Aikido Central Coast Dojo

Aikido is one of the least known, least understood and most effective martial arts practiced today. A modern interpretation of the much-older Japanese martial art of Aikijutsu, Aikido was developed by the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba in Japan in the decades immediately before and after World War II. 

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Racing for the future of racing

When Alex Ho, a personal trainer based in San Francisco, won the Paso Robles Harvest Marathon last year with a time of 3:01:06, it couldn’t have been too big of a shocker. He had trained for two or three months, and had just come off of training for an Ironman 70.3 triathlon. He has also taken first place in the Sierra Recon Mud Run, and recently came in ninth place in a 100-mile race.

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Calmino mission trail is a hiker’s dream

It’s California’s take on the 500-mile trek in Spain

Due to the popularity of the recent movie “The Way,” more Americans have become aware of the Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile trek through northern Spain.  What many Californians don’t realize, however, is that we have a Camino of our own right here in the Golden State.

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