Fitness Friday: Five Popular Ways To Track Your #Fitness Progress

Now that March is almost behind us, have you committed to improving your fitness? If so, what is keeping you motivated? Read here and here for past blog posts about this subject. If you have tried and feel less than happy with your progress, I hope you can get some good ideas from this post. … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Five Popular Ways To Track Your #Fitness Progress

Fitness Friday: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

Now that February is almost behind us, perhaps you have been working diligently during these past few weeks to achieve your fitness goals. Perhaps you have been swimming, strength training, practicing yoga, or just walking or jogging in the fresh air. If you made New Year’s resolutions to be more fit or to work out … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

This week, we take a look at the elements in nature and beyond. Consider these four main elements: water, air, fire, and earth, substances formerly believed to compose the physical universe. Within each element are versions, for example, earth--which includes rocks, stones, soil, wood, etc. Water takes three forms: ice, vapor (clouds, steam), and liquid. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

I’ve been very global-oriented lately in my perspectives as I consider what I share for Sunday Stills. Last week my world felt confined to the inside of a snowglobe, in a good way. This week, wildlife is the theme as I share wildlife in my current world of Eastern Washington and beyond. Some people talk … Continue reading Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

It has been a couple of years since Sunday Stills focused on geometry! You know, circles, squares, triangles and rectangles? Geometry appears in nature and becomes a photographer’s dream when angles fit together to enhance an image. This week, look through your archives or search for new geometric angles either made by human hands or … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?

As you read last week, the northern hemisphere experienced the summer solstice and people are heading for the great outdoors. According to the US National Park Service and National Today, June is Great Outdoors Month. There are still 4 days left in June to get outdoors and of course, that door is still open next … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?

Walking in the Valley of Fire

Hello fellow walkers! Walking is about the ONLY exercise I have engaged in since California’s Stay-At-Home order on Friday, March 20. Believe me, I am happy and grateful to walk outside in my neighborhood, and my dogs never complain, but why does it feel like it’s been longer than 9 days? Thankfully, we can ride … Continue reading Walking in the Valley of Fire

No Excuses #Fitness for Extreme Weather

There is no excuse more prevalent than dealing with extreme weather conditions to thwart your plans for physical activity. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau “But it’s too HOT to exercise!” Everyone In the northern hemisphere, today marks the summer solstice, the first day of summer. Here in … Continue reading No Excuses #Fitness for Extreme Weather

Do You Walk a Pedestrian Path?

When simply walking won't do! The word Pedestrian brings to mind someone walking along a path, sidewalk, or street. It also means “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull,” according to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. In my leisure perspective, pedestrians are also found hiking on trails, climbing a vertical wall, traversing a beam 40 feet up in the … Continue reading Do You Walk a Pedestrian Path?

How Far Will Walking Take You?

In the world of physical activity and exercise, how far will walking take you? This quote by Ellen DeGeneres, all kidding aside, implies people who walk daily will reap a host of health benefits. Sources agree that walking boosts memory and battles obesity. In addition, walking helps address other health concerns like diabetes, high blood … Continue reading How Far Will Walking Take You?