December 2012 Articles

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Celebrating 75 to Cure Prostate Cancer
December 23, 2012
On January 19, 2013, a few days before my 75th birthday, I plan to bicycle for 75 miles to encourage people to make donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No, I don’t have the...
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A Sneak Peek at the New AFMDC Race—the Rogue 30K/10K
December 18, 2012
The next installment in Austin Fit Magazine’s Distance Challenge is close at hand. The races so far have been increasing your abilities and stretching your training to its limits. The new Rogue 30K promises...
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Celebrating 75 to Cure Prostate Cancer
December 17, 2012
On January 19, 2013, a few days before my 75th birthday, I plan to bicycle for 75 miles to encourage people to make donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No, I don’t have the...
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10-year-old Rules Wake Surfing World A conversation with Raleigh Hager, 2012 Pro Female Wake Surfing World Champion
December 11, 2012
When she sits down for her interview, Raleigh Hager doesn’t respond to most of the questions directly. Rather, she turns back to her mom first, as if she’s looking for some sort of approval...
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Avoid the Holiday ‘Indulge and Bulge’ Trap
December 5, 2012
Every year about this time, I find myself completely amazed that the holiday season is here already. Usually, I am reminded by clients, when I ask them what challenges they see coming up. Inevitably,...
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Covering Common Ground
December 3, 2012
It’s a picture-perfect Austin day, one of those rare fall moments when the sky is as blue as the Caribbean and yet there’s a slight chill to the air. A small group of people...
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December 3, 2012
I’ve heard many good things about the infamous Amid at Castle Hill Fitness. A former employee of AFM and a very close friend always told me he put together the best group fitness classes. ...
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Masters Champion Shares her Training Log
December 3, 2012
Many dedicated athletes will at some point in their careers become teachers of the sport. Some make this transition after their racing days are over and others do it while still actively competing. I...
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Triathlete’s Gift Guide
December 3, 2012
A lot of triathletes are obsessed with gadgets. There is always the latest, “coolest” gear and technology coming out, and we want to have it. Why? The thought that each one of these toys...
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Tis the Season to Volunteer
December 3, 2012
It was day four of the TransRockies six-day trail race and I was in the small town of Redcliff in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I was part of the finish line catering crew waiting...
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Care and Maintenance of Your Feet
December 3, 2012
Our feet power us through almost every sport imaginable, not to mention keeping us moving healthily throughout the day. In the December print issue of Austin Fit Magazine, you saw Dr. Martha Pyron’s handy...
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December 3, 2012
Are you interested in getting more involved in the Central Texas cycling community in the new year? Well you're in luck! Beginning in January 2013, Bicycle Sport Shop will be offering four new cycling clubs –...
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Strength and ‘Core’ Equals More Than You Think
December 3, 2012
Why the quotes around the word “core”? I think most anyone can recognize the trends, flash, and hype that help sell certain ideas and training tools in the fitness industry. Well, the word “core”...
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Surviving the Nonprofit Maze in Austin
December 3, 2012
Twenty-two thousand name tags weigh about 22 pounds—according to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas staff. John Turner, the marketing and communications director, smiled as he gestured towards one of the site’s prize...
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Charity Briefs (Giving)
December 3, 2012
26 Miles for 26 Charities 26 Miles for 26 Charities is the philanthropic program associated with the LiveStrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Every spring, organizations submit an application. The board of directors for...
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Giving
December 3, 2012
As a coach, I am fortunate enough to see athletes in action every day. My job is to train, challenge, and motivate athletes. A lot of my athletes share their goals with me as...
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How to Hang!
December 3, 2012
Keeping up with cyclists who are faster than you is a pedaling art. Watch experienced riders and you’ll be amazed how their seemingly simple pedal strokes keep them in the group of fast moving...
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Runner Extraordinaire Earning a Life
December 3, 2012
Claudette Wakefield runs. Does she ever! On October 20, 2012, she completed her goal of racing a half marathon in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. She has run more than one...
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