Issue #375 January 9, 2019

In the New Year, Think

YMCA yoga instructor talks yoga for beginners

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wendi Engum – a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Eau Claire who has been practicing yoga since 2000 – went to her first yoga class out of “pure curiosity” and found she instantly loved the new ...

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Issue #375 January 9, 2019

The Right Steps for Winter

running during cold weather has benefits, but plenty of layers and a dedicated attitude are musts

Justine Childs, photos by Max Childs

The alarm goes off while it’s still dark. I stumble out of bed still foggy from the dream I was having and reach for the pile on my dresser I prepared the night before: fleece-lined leggings, two shirts, two pairs of socks, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes. It’s 6am and I am going running. In the winter ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Buck Up for the Birkie

skiers from near and far gear up for North America’s largest cross-country race

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bob Burch is a world-class skier who has skied the largest cross-country ski race in North America, the American Birkebeiner, every year for 36 years. This February he will make the drive from Eau Claire ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Night Time Is the Right Time

chilly fun comes to Pinehurst Park on Thursdays this January and February

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Now that winter is officially upon us, it might be tempting to lock your doors and burrito-roll inside your favorite blanket. But here in Wisconsin, cold weather doesn’t have to negate outdoor fun ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Weather Fit for Fat

local fatbiking scene welcomes newbies, old helmets

Sean Brandenburg, photos by Jereme Rauckman

With December temps in the mid-to-high 30s, it would seem that snow will come and go this winter. One thing that is here to stay, though, is fat biking. Even if you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve likely seen ...

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Fly high on Aug. 4 at the Sixth Annual Menomonie Airfest and Autorama. This event is a full day of planes and cars that will entertain kids and adults alike. This year’s excitement will feature a two-hour acrobatic airplane show ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

Hickory in Hallie

Lake Hallie Golf Course hosts second annual Hickory Classic

Rob Reid, photos by Rob Reid

A group of 16 golfers recently played 18 holes at the Lake Hallie Golf Course. What was different about this gathering was that all players in the Lake Hallie Hickory Classic on June 2 were using old-fashioned ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

5 Common Mistakes Runners Make

and how to avoid them

Adam Condit, photos by Branden Nall, Kelsey Smith

You’re all fired up and ready to run! In fact, you might have a longer term goal you’re working towards and want to make this year your fittest year yet! Motivation is at an all-time high and you have daydreams ...

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