Month: April 2015

Can Structural Integration Boost Endurance Athlete Performance?

With race season upon us, many competitors have already begun to reacquaint themselves with their in-season training routines. Often times, this may mean confronting the frustration of pain, stiffness and impaired body function. Sports massage is the traditional route that many athletes utilize when they are forced to combat these issues. While massage therapy is …

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Pettet Endurance Project — Made in America Running Apparel with Soul

Running shirts tell stories – ask anyone wearing a Bloomsday finisher t-shirt. Shirts made by Pettet Endurance Project also tell a story. PEP designs and sells merino-wool running shirts that are exclusively made in the USA. Based in Bothell, Wash., north of Seattle, this start-up company officially launched in May 2014 at the Bloomsday trade …

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Text, Call, and Send Emergency Messages from Anywhere with the Delorme inReach SE

Having been in the unfortunate place of needing to call for help with an injured friend, I place a high value on being able to communicate with people while in remote places. I have carried most available communication devices over the past 10 years while guiding, and this year I was in the market for …

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival Returns to Spokane (April 30)

The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are bringing the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to Spokane once again on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Garland Theater. The festival features conservation-minded outdoor films covering a wide range of themes, including river conservation and other public lands issues. One of the longer films, …

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Bellingham to Host 2015 Northwest Tandem Rally (July 4th Weekend)

The Northwest Tandem Rally has been held annually in a different city since its inception in 1986, and this is the first year that Bellingham will be the host city. (Spokane hosted the tandem riders gathering in 2011.) The Mount Baker Bicycle Club is welcoming the 2015 Northwest Tandem Rally July 2-6, 2015. The five-day …

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Iron Goat Brews Available in Bottles + An Interview with the Iron Goat

Word on the street is that it’s possible to “interview” the Iron Goat that rests on the bar of the Iron Goat Brewery tasting room. We had our doubts, but after we learned the conversation required copious amounts of Iron Goat beer, we knew it was worth a try. Following a couple delightful pints (or …

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Find New Hiking Trails and Camaraderie with Local Hiking Groups

A lackluster Northwest winter is rapidly turning to spring, which means the time to hike is now. With hundreds of trail miles waiting to be explored on our local public lands, there is no excuse to stay indoors. When checking out Spokane County’s Conservation Futures properties; state parks; or our surrounding state, BLM and National …

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