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Turning an Addiction into a Healthy Obsession

Turning an Addiction into a Healthy Obsession

by Emily Gindle on Jul 13, 2017 0

Drug addiction is a topic that has unfortunately been glamorized in the media. Celebrities flaunt their drug and alcohol charges like it’s a new fad, never revealing the inevitable negative side effects. In reality, there are numerous consequences and health effects that can impact you for the rest of your life. Drugs have an array […]

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Eating Healthy On the Go

Eating Healthy On the Go

by Emily Gindle on Mar 27, 2017 0

Living on the go can be hectic. It can also be really hard to make sure you’re treating your body the way it needs to be treated while juggling so many obligations and appointments. Eating right is just one facet of healthy living, but it’s also one of the most important components, and one of […]

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This is How Text Messaging Can Improve Your Health

This is How Text Messaging Can Improve Your Health

by Emily Gindle on Feb 20, 2016 0

There’s a seemingly unlimited amount of uses for your smartphone these days. We use phones as an alarm clock, a newspaper, a flashlight, and a camera. Many people track their health and fitness using smartphones and applications. It’s common for people to record how many steps they took in a day or how many stairs […]

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Being A Warrior Princess is Tougher Than You Think

Being A Warrior Princess is Tougher Than You Think

by Emily Gindle on Mar 05, 2012 0

As a kid growing up in the woods, I fantasized about being a warrior princess: a powerful girl trained in the arts of survival and war, who could stalk soundlessly through the brush and skillfully ambush prey. I wanted to live in a house made of earth, fish in the river with a spear, wear […]

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Climbing Mount Rainier

Climbing Mount Rainier

by Emily Gindle on Jul 12, 2011 3

I recently came back from the top of the world–or the top of the Lower 48, at least–Mount Rainier. The experience was so amazing that I must now amend my previous belief that the only footwear one would ever need was a pair of Fivefingers: I now need Fivefingers and a pair of crampon-compatible double […]

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Running (and blogging!) after the Big Hiatus

Running (and blogging!) after the Big Hiatus

by Emily Gindle on Apr 24, 2011 12

A word of advice, because here on the VFF blog we’re all about offering advice: when you’ve given up your running training regimen because you’ve decided to take that gigantic piece of time you spend pounding (or in the case of VFFs, gliding) the pavement and you instead use that time to do CrossFit/yoga/meditation/writing/climbing/backpacking/cycling/sleeping, don’t […]

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Swinging Around in Performa Janes

Swinging Around in Performa Janes

by Emily Gindle on Mar 14, 2011 1

The uniform for doing the Lindyhop on a social dance floor is a polka-dot dress, a pair of leggings, and a pair of white suede-soled Keds. I showed up in cuffed chinos and Performa Janes. I went swing dancing for the first time since middle school gym class, and while a lot of people worried […]

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The Beauty of Weight Lifting

The Beauty of Weight Lifting

by Emily Gindle on Mar 04, 2011 5

There’s something really amazing about Olympic lifting, in that it gives you an opportunity to show yourself what you’re capable of. I would never have picked up weights if it weren’t for having a boyfriend as a trainer. It was something that never, ever interested me. I was more into yoga, running, kayaking, rock climbing; […]

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Just Like Riding a Bike

Just Like Riding a Bike

by Emily Gindle on Feb 19, 2011 4

I ride my bike almost everywhere. I had a car when I first moved out here to Tucson, a run-down jalopy that took me across the country half a dozen times. That car was good to me. I was not so good to it. I was broke for one, and knew nothing about standard car […]

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From High Heels to Rehab

From High Heels to Rehab

by Emily Gindle on Feb 06, 2011 7

Rehabilitation was today’s theme at work. All day long, it seemed, people were looking to Fivefingers as a way to fix something going on with them. It started with me offering advice to a guy who was trying on Fivefingers to add to his new fitness regimen: he was doing P-90X at home and wanted […]

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