Fitness Friday: Hiking Plymouth Vista Then and Now

So, here’s the thing… I live in Illinois. We don’t have mountains. We barely have hills. The only incline you are going to find is on a treadmill or the steps to the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. I first visited Green Mountain at Fox Run the summer of 2011. I was out […]

Fitness Friday: Happy Hiking

It’s that time of year again when hiking in Vermont becomes a regular weekend activity. Nothing makes me happier. Except being uncomfortable or not bringing what I need. Then I am not a happy hiker. You can find a lot of hiking essentials articles and videos on the Internet, including our own hiking video at […]

Fitness Friday: Take A Walk with Me

The down drop of the blackbird, The wing catch of arrested flight, The stop midway and then off: off for triangles, circles, loops of new hieroglyphs— This is April’s way: a woman: “O yes, I’m here again and your heart knows I was coming. -Carl Sandburg It’s been a long winter just about everywhere, and […]

Sunshine as Therapy

Now that the weather is FINALLY warming up in VT after a long winter, it's been great to spend more time outdoors.  Last week I literally got up at 5 AM so I could do some gardening before work.  That may sound crazy, but being able to be outside in warm weather really perks up my […]