Wednesday April 16th 2014

Tagged: getting dirty

A battle of the brawn: GruntMatch on the East End

A battle of the brawn: GruntMatch on the East End
August 25, 2011

GruntMatch offers the exercise-inclined a chance to put their muscle to good use in the real world by tackling community projects that require some brawn. Local organizations get some able-bodied help and in turn, participants get a gratifying sense of accomplishment and a stellar workout. What I didn’t know was how much sweat could drain out of a person from the simple act of raking.

Cry me a Sunday River: Pain, injury and awesomeness at the Tough Mountain Challenge

Cry me a Sunday River: Pain, injury and awesomeness at the Tough Mountain Challenge
August 23, 2011

It was up hill and then down. Rocky tree-covered trail and then open sky and brittle grass. It was parched mouthed and then a snow-gun blast to the face. It was arduous. It was endless. It was awesome.