Get off the couch! Hit the slopes!
So February is more than half over, it’s winter break for many schools in the area, and the Winter Gods have provided some much-needed snow cover for us in CNY. Here’s few suggestions at this point in the season. Try something different- be it ski area, downhill method or snow sport venue.
Let the games begin!
Determined male and female athletes from all corners of the state will vie for medals in the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games on Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, in Syracuse.
High and Inside
Walking into a house, you’ll always find the typical quirks that define the resident, such as posters, color schemes, photos, furniture and wall decorations. Walk into the Eastwood apartment of Bryce Moore and Rob Leffler, however, and you’ll easily recognize what these guys are into. In fact, they’ll probably ask you to take part in their very obvious hobby. Instead of ellipticals in their living room or a guitar sitting in the corner; they’ve got a climbing wall.
Thrill-seeking hiker and climber David Guilfoyle lives on the edge.
We make hundreds of mundane decisions every day: what to wear, what to eat, what TV shows to watch, what stuff to buy. But one of the greatest appeals of extreme hiking and climbing for David Guilfoyle, 35, is the fact that his every move actually matters.
Just Chillin’ – Cold-weather camping comes with new obstacles.
For outdoors lovers, winter means snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding and plenty of equipment to keep you running and biking all through the cold weather months. Those in search of an even greater challenge, however, might consider winter camping.
A look at the 2014 race schedule
As we usher in a new year, it’s never too early to start thinking about the racing season. This year’s calendar is loaded with events that thousands of runners participate in annually, like the nationally renowned Utica Boilermaker.
Jan. 26 at Highland Forest Park
For Kristen Roe, there is nothing quite like running in the snow. But Roe’s exhilarating winter workout isn’t on a paved road; it’s snowshoeing.
A nine-minute workout can fit into busy lifestyles and fitness goals for 2014.
For many people, time can be an oppressive barrier to their fitness goals. An hour-long workout might be simply impossible for individuals working several jobs, caring for children or facing many of life’s other demands. Some might not be able to afford adequate gym memberships or their living space might be too small for the kind of equipment they need. But never fear: The nine-minute workout is here.
A full calendar of races kept runners laced up and ready to go
2013 was a busy year chock-full of races for area runners. Starting with the Resolution Run in Syracuse on Jan. 1 and every road race, triathlon and marathon in between, many events brought out the best in racers, young and old. Here are a few highlights and noteworthy achievements from the past 12 months.
Specific equipment can keep runners on the go, even during the winter months
It might be cold outside, but that’s no excuse to stay indoors. Exercise routines maintained during the warm weather months can be kept going all winter long. While running on sidewalks and streets is discouraged in icy weather, there is plenty of equipment to make exercising outdoors possible.