Quarantine Lifestyle: Turn Your Garage into a Garage Gym

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Well, it’s quite apparent in this global era of wellness that we will all be spending more time at home to focus on safety. And with gyms and fitness clubs closed indefinitely, the next best remedies are to exercise outdoors and to convert home spaces into health solutions. So, why not exploit your garage to serve as a wellness center opposed to letting that valuable real estate go to waste storing items that have been idling for years.

I knew from the onset that my garage would not be housing automobiles; the driveway is suitable enough for this task. Quite naturally, I had a head start by constructing mines when I first moved in 14 years ago as an antidote to attain freedom from physical limitations. But don’t despair, here are a few suggestions to get the life-enhancing project underway. [Read more…]

2017 Destination Races: Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

 

It’s the second most wonderful time of the year…. Registration for the 14th annual Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon and GunBunFunRun 5K opens December 1st. The race sold out in a record 17 minutes in 2016, so be sure to pay attention to the registration instructions below as the process has changed from previous years. This year’s race date is Sunday July 16th. [Read more…]

Men’s Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 2: Run Free

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It’s been a mild winter in Maryland with the first day of March being no different. Yet, as spring approaches I begin to transition back into full running mode after mountain biking, indoor spinning, and strength training during the colder months. So of course I was anxious to try out Nike’s new LunarEpic Flyknit 2 running shoe for men which I received in grey with the black swoosh along with a fresh, matching outfit. Launched in early February the 8.8-ounce shoe (size 10) currently lists for $160 at various retailers including Road Runner Sports. [Read more…]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Winter Run Series

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End your year on the right foot and join our all new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Virtual Run: Winter Runningland! We’re celebrating winter and all you need to keep running during the cold months!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Virtual Run 2016 is back! Winter Runningland is a chance to run an awesome Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event wherever and whenever you want! Brave the winter and run through your favorite park, stay warm on a treadmill or run with a group to capture these Winter Runningland medals! These medals can help you earn all the gear you’ll need to keep running through the snowy winter weather! You’ll get some of the same benefits as running one of our races in person, including a runner’s bib, the finisher zone, exclusive finisher medals, discounts, and more! [Read more…]

2017 Silver Spring 5K Race: Run/Walk for Global Health

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The Silver Spring 5K Race will take place on Sunday April 9, 2017. The 5K Race will be followed by an Award Ceremony.

Race Benefit:

Proceeds from this race will benefit a local health and wellness organization doing great work in the community and globally. The name of the organization is The WellnessPlex Global Health Foundation. [Read more…]

Run Santa Monica!

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Before the anticipated unveil of the new, family oriented 2018 VW Midsize SUV in Southern California tonight I went out to run some errands (literally) around Santa Monica for 5 miles. From dropping off a heavy package 1 mile away at the post office, to picking up my vegan dinner at Veggie Grille, to taking in the excitement of the Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach, I had a very energetic and fitness focused afternoon. Work pays the bills but positive health habits extends life. There should never be an excuse for actively enhancing your overall health.

Rock On! Toyota Rolls with Marathon Series for 2016

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Toyota and CGI are taking to the track – and stage – again, but the real winners will be the 600,000 athletes that participate in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in 2016.

On the heels of last year’s wildly successful partnership, Toyota and Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the organizer of the series, have renewed their partnership for 2016. The result? Toyota is again the official vehicle of the marathon series and title sponsor of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. The concert series, a highlight of the race experience, features headliner performances at finish line festivals across the United States.
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Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

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Virginia-Wine-Country-Half-MarathonThe Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races produces the Wine Country Half Marathon series in renowned wine regions across North America. On June 4th Loudoun County will play host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC.  This is the only event in the series held in the eastern US.

VA Poster LogoThe race starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way.  Come experience the race of a lifetime as we welcome you to Virginia and DC’s Wine Country!

Here’s a link to more specific race info like timing, transportation, etc:

http://destinationraces.com/runvirginia/race-info/

 

Island Vacation Fitness

Vacation_Fitness_Fit_Fathers_Kimatni_Rawlins...13“Oh no, you don’t supposed to be exercising in the gym during island vacations,”said the beach bum heckler. “Ha, you must not know the Fit Fathers sacred life enhancement code,” we replied. Eat clean, keep active and continuously energize your life. So scat while we build muscle from fat!

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

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Vacation Fitness in Aruba

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As we always say, “vacations are to relax the mind, not the body.” So the first morning of an Aruban getaway we hit the pavement to run free for 4 miles through the hustle and bustle of the Dutch island’s Capital city of Oranjestad. Furthermore, each ¼-mile the team knocked out 25 push ups and 25 dips for a total of 400 each in addition to hopping over a segment featuring 200 meters of cement barriers. Ye, it felt amazing as usual. Swiftly afterwards we were able to reward ourselves with a big fat vegan grub and sunbathing on Palm Beach. Remember, “No Excuses!” is a Fit Fathers mantra.

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

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