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Want more pain in life? Keep sitting down

As working members of the twenty first century, we have worked hard to make technologically advancements and make our society the best it can be.  We have gotten so smart that we no longer need much physical action to accomplish our goals or work projects. In fact, aside from having to get up to go to the bathroom, we don’t need to do much aside from the sitting position with our bodies; other machines do our work for us.

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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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Ex couch potato turns UltraWoman

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong, whole body in order to sustain the endless hours of repetitive pounding, climbing, descending all without breaking down and losing form. Identifying then addressing weak areas before you go big makes perfect sense.

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Paddling the Ocean Blue: Sea Kayaking on the Central Coast

We floated through the ocean swell dipping our paddles gracefully as we glided by the coastline of Santa Barbara County. Our destination on our sea kayaking tour was El Capitan Beach where we would disembark, take our camping gear out of the kayak’s cargo hold, and spend the night at the campground. So far we had covered about six miles and the paddling was easy and uneventful. Suddenly something broke through the surface of the water on either side of our little band of kayakers. “Dolphins,” somebody cried. Sure enough a pod of Pacific dolphins were joining us on our journey.

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The most unique workout… Barre none

Location, location, location. Apparently it makes as much of a difference in a workout routine as it does in real estate. Perhaps this is because not everyone is inspired to exercise at the sight of an industrial warehouse gym or a room full of hulking workout equipment. Some of us find motivation in the finer details. And for this set, Assets BarreFitness™ has you at ‘hello.’

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54 marathons in 52 weeks

Tony Gaspar of Paso Robles is an inspiration

As someone who has completed a few marathons, I know firsthand how difficult the 26.2 mile distance can be to complete. The mileage takes a toll on your body and becomes a battle of mental toughness as you push yourself to finish the last few miles and receive your finisher’s medal. Motivated by the cheers of the crowd and the congratulatory praises of your friends and family, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as you look forward to a couple of weeks of well deserved rest and relaxation.

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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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Paso Robles Rugby Club seeking more players

Paso Robles Rugby Football Club

Gary Brown loves rugby. For years he commuted from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande after work to play for the Northern California Rugby Football Union. Tired of traveling to Arroyo Grande, Gary and fellow rugby athlete Larry Dorrough founded the Paso Robles Rugby Football Club in summer 2009. Brown says there are three divisions according to skill that comprise the league. Division I, II, and III separated by skill level. Being a new team the Paso Robles club competes in the union's Division III club, comprised of teams from Arroyo Grande, Aptos, Pleasant Hill, and San Francisco. 

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Taking the Plunge: The Avila Dolphins

 

Taking the Plunge: The Avila Dolphins

By Jamie Relth

From the end of the pier in Avila Beach, the ocean seems like a warm, welcoming place. The smooth glassy water surface reflects a buttery, golden morning sun and the white craggy rock islands hugging the coastline to the south seem like a breadcrumb trail leading to adventure.

That’s how it seems.

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