The fitness app that helped me get back on the wagon

In August, I hit a major personal milestone in running…and then promptly stopped running altogether. I helped a friend finish their first-ever Leadville 100 by pacing (running and hiking with) them for 12 miles of the race. It was hilly, it was dark, it was hard. I was in the worst shape of anyone after the…

Outdoor Beginner tries the Aaptiv fitness app

Based on my highly-scientific Instagram poll, most of you have never tried Aaptiv. If you’ve also never heard of Aaptiv, let me start there. It’s a monthly subscription fitness app that makes it easy for you to workout anytime, anywhere. I am a cheapskate, so I’m always skeptical of paying for anything that I could…

Tone It Up didn’t work for me

Let me begin with a quick disclaimer — I am in no way denouncing all the hot new fitness communities. If they work for you and make you feel good, great! They didn’t do that for me. And I felt like I was the only one in the world that felt like shit about myself while…

How to assemble a beginner’s home gym for $50

With help from Amazon, Target, and free things on the Interwebs, I put together a perfect beginner’s home gym without breaking the bank…AND it all fit in one corner of my tiny apartment.