October 2017 News

Why We Run – For the Love of Gear

October 18, 2017

In the last two issues I explored the intrinsic factors that drive us towards running. A theme that filtered to the top was simply the innate need to move our bodies, and the necessity of movement that makes us feel whole and complete. This movement we label “running” yields us many physical and mental benefits. The byproduct found through running is connection – with nature, others and ourselves. Just this morning I sat looking out …more »




Weekend Destination: A Taste of Bavaria… Washington Style

October 10, 2017

How does a weekend trip to Bavaria, the Free State south of Germany, sound? Well, realistically, it might be easier to settle for a weekend car ride to Leavenworth, a small town in Central Washington that closely resembles a Bavarian getaway. “There is nothing more unique than a picturesque Bavarian village nestled in the mountains (that resemble the Alps), in Washington State,” said Jessica Stoller, Media Director for the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. “Leavenworth is …more »




Running & Body Image: Let’s Focus on the Positive

October 5, 2017

There are so many reasons to love running. The thrill of covering miles using your own two feet, the endorphins that flood in post-run and boost your mood, and the social connection of sharing a run with a good friend. Not to mention all the health benefits, such as lower risk for chronic diseases, higher quality of life, and lower rate of illness in general. Yeah, running is actually pretty great. But there is an …more »