Family & kids
Ok, Winter, it’s go-time. I’ll see all your polar vortices and raise you a Polar Plunge…
“A Polar Plunge? What’s that?” Well, it’s a group of people doing exactly what you shouldn’t do anywhere close to the winter months: diving into the frigid waters of a nearby lake, ocean or body of water. That’s right, there’s a whole cadre of folks across the nation (the world, in fact) that willingly thrust themselves headlong into the icy winter waters that mother nature has tried oh-so-hard to prevent us from doing with a solid foot-thick covering of ice. Well, that’s not enough to keep some folks out…Read full post
The President’s Day holiday has a long history. Our country has celebrated it since 1885, though at that time it was known as the holiday: George Washington’s Birthday; and, it’s designed to give recognition to our most famous past statesmen. In a country where so many states have been hammered by snow and treacherous weather for the last several weeks, let’s hope for a reprieve from all of that nastiness and a chance to come out from the cold and celebrate our fine country and founding fathers.
So here’s to a day without shovels, traffic delays and heavy boots. Here’s to being able to get out and keep any plans you’ve made, like shop, or be with friends or family. And while we’re on the subject, in case you want to learn more about President’s Day, take a look at our blog post from last year. In it, we have some cool websites listed where you can learn more about our Presidents and how they contributed to the history and development of our great nation.
Happy President’s Day!
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I love working out. I’ll admit it. I’ve gone from a former obese young adult to a healthy and fit adult. Exercise is just part of my daily routine. No questions asked. But as with any routine, things become rote and I noticed I was not only putting on a few pounds, but feeling less excited about my workouts. Many of my friends were enjoying CrossFit, a strength and endurance-based workout that takes place at specific CrossFit gyms — or boxes, as they’re known — around the country (and the world.) I loved the appeal of a strength workout but I have herniated discs in my back so was concerned about injury. Well within a couple of classes I was not only hooked, I was certain that I could do this class safely. Here are some things I’ve learned in my few months of training:Read full post