Sunday April 20th 2014

Tagged: sweat-inducing

Chairlifts are for sissies: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram

Chairlifts are for sissies: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram
January 10, 2012

Folks who don’t typically shapeshift with the appearance of the full moon will appreciate the uphill trek to Mt. Abram’s peak, where music and mountain revelry await. There’s a heated lodge up there as well, not that you’ll need it. The 50-minute climb will raise your body temperature to such a degree that periodic disrobing will be part of the vertical journey.

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.

Got silk?: Trapeze & silks workshop with Apparatus Dance Theater

Got silk?: Trapeze & silks workshop with Apparatus Dance Theater
February 02, 2011

I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the trapeze-swinging ladies under the Ringling Bros. Circus tent. Their aerial acrobatics defied gravity. Their stunts dropped jaws. And they had leotards covered in sparkles. Who wouldn’t want to emulate that? I had just such an opportunity during the Circling Trapeze Workshop at Breakwater School in Portland.