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Brag-worthy adventures

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 2:12pm by sarahsekula No Comment
Brag-worthy adventures

When you think of Colorado, giant sand dunes don’t immediately come to mind. Unless you’re Raleigh Burt, with Kristi Mountain Sports, that is. The 23-year-old regularly heads to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Alamosa, about a 4-hour drive from Denver, to slide down the wind-polished pyramids of sand.

Fresh foods for all!

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 2:08pm by sarahsekula No Comment
Fresh foods for all!

When it comes to getting kids to eat their veggies, Lea Howe knows the trick: teach them to grow and harvest it themselves. They will become more connected to the radishes and carrots and kale are more likely to give it a taste. Better yet, teach them to cook an entire nutritious meal. Or, have them sell their delicious produce at a farmers market.

Sightrunning tours and why we love ‘em

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 1:31pm by sarahsekula No Comment
Sightrunning tours and why we love ‘em

The sun just came up in Forsyth Park, and it’s prime time for a run through historic Savannah. To my left, an intense game of Ultimate Frisbee. To my right, a labradoodle trotting alongside its owner. Straight ahead: A fountain attracts a photo-happy tourist. Don’t be fooled, though. This is no ordinary outing. It’s a sightrunning tour — part guided excursion, part social activity and part exercise.

Roll and Release

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:36am by sarahsekula No Comment
Roll and Release

By Sarah Sekula, published in Orlando Magazine Looking for a simple, effective way to relieve physical stress and tension? Who isn’t? Here’s some good news for your weary, aching muscles: Using a cylindrical foam roller a few times a week can provide significant relief, promote flexibility and help prevent future injuries. By rolling parts of…

Catch him if you can

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 5:12pm by sarahsekula No Comment
Catch him if you can

Imagine what it’s like to be the fastest man on the planet. To know that anyone who challenges you to a race is bound to lose. To know you are the most extraordinary sprinter in track-and-field history. A freak of nature. A once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

That’s a pretty extraordinary gift. One that could land Usain Bolt with an ego twice the size of Jamaica.

Stand Up and Paddle!

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 2:36pm by sarahsekula No Comment
Stand Up and Paddle!

By Sarah Sekula, published in Breathe Magazine, Back in the 1960s, famous beach boys on the coast of Waikiki used long outrigger canoeing paddles to help control their surfboards. That way, they could keep an eye on tourists during their surf lessons and even snap photos. Turns out, it was also a blast. So, it…

The Dirty Details of Adventure Racing

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 6:39pm by sarahsekula No Comment
The Dirty Details of Adventure Racing

It was a warm August day as 31-year-old Jessica Meadows eyeballed her counterparts — grown men donning superheroes masks, women decked out in tutus and viking-wannabes everywhere. Had she stumbled upon a Comic-Con convention? No, this was number 23 on her list of 101 things to do before she dies — run the Warrior Dash, an extreme 5K race.