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My tough mudder story

Editors note: Gary Brown of Paso Robles completed his first tough mudder in September. This is his story.

Misery never felt so good

Why am I here? What’s my age again? 42? Is that old? I was at a friends house for an after golf tournament dinner party. I was happily consuming whatever I wanted: beer, pizza, wine, cheeseburgers, you name it. I overheard a couple of guys talking about the “Tough Mudder Race”. 

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The View from Heaven

Find adventure at Skydive Pismo Beach

In 21st century America, planes are a fairly normal aspect of the daily grind. Most adults would say they’ve flown, but Chris Lee, general manager of Skydive Pismo Beach, would disagree. To him, that would be like saying you went for a swim without ever leaving the boat. In order to fly, you’ve got to jump.

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How to be happy this summer and achieve your goals

In the beginning of July, we celebrated our country’s independence. Usually a fun time, one spent outdoors with friends and family, playing games and enjoying good food. But now that the celebration is over, here’s something else to think about... Instead of just celebrating America’s independence, why not create and celebrate your own, personal “declaration of independence?”

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Relax with a wine country getaway

The Paso Robles Wine Region is quickly becoming a hot spot for wine tasting and vineyard tours, and autumn is one of the busiest times of year. Wine lovers from all over are able to take pleasure in celebrating a new vintage being born during this special time in Paso known as, Harvest!

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The Chain Reaction of Cycling: Lauren's Ride

The Chain Reaction of Cycling

Lauren’s Ride

Story Sponsor: San Luis Obispo Real Estate Agent Steve Hopkins

By Jamie Relth

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Paddling the Ocean Blue: Sea Kayaking on the Central Coast

We floated through the ocean swell dipping our paddles gracefully as we glided by the coastline of Santa Barbara County. Our destination on our sea kayaking tour was El Capitan Beach where we would disembark, take our camping gear out of the kayak’s cargo hold, and spend the night at the campground. So far we had covered about six miles and the paddling was easy and uneventful. Suddenly something broke through the surface of the water on either side of our little band of kayakers. “Dolphins,” somebody cried. Sure enough a pod of Pacific dolphins were joining us on our journey.

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Take an Outback trail ride, Central Coast style

The natural beauty of the Central Coast often inspires visitors and locals alike to explore their surroundings in many ways. Hiking, cycling, walking and running are all great ways to get out and see what the Central Coast has to offer. Horseback riding is another way to hit the trail and Outback Trail Rides offers rides for anyone interested in seeing the area from the back of a horse.

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SLDC is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon

The San Luis Distance Club (SLDC) is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon/Half/5K.

The San Luis Distance Club (SLDC) is now registered as a team for the SLO Marathon/Half/5K. If you haven't registered yet for any of the three distances, select the "San Luis Distance Club" as your team during your on-line registration process when you do sign up. If you have already registered, let us know by replying to this message and we can request that your team affiliation be shown as SLDC.

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Ex couch potato turns UltraWoman

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong, whole body in order to sustain the endless hours of repetitive pounding, climbing, descending all without breaking down and losing form. Identifying then addressing weak areas before you go big makes perfect sense.

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54 marathons in 52 weeks

Tony Gaspar of Paso Robles is an inspiration

As someone who has completed a few marathons, I know firsthand how difficult the 26.2 mile distance can be to complete. The mileage takes a toll on your body and becomes a battle of mental toughness as you push yourself to finish the last few miles and receive your finisher’s medal. Motivated by the cheers of the crowd and the congratulatory praises of your friends and family, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as you look forward to a couple of weeks of well deserved rest and relaxation.

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