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SLO Farmers’ Market in Summer

Discover the top 5 reasons to add San Luis Obispo Farmers’ market to your summer schedule! Fresh Berries Berries are in season! My personal favorite at San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market is the berry combo package, which includes freshly picked strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. You just can’t resist! As a treat, I like to top off my ...
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Eat + Drink

Sharing SLO at Barrels in the Plaza

One of the many reasons I love to call San Luis Obispo home is the fact that we live in our very own little wine country.  Paso Robles alone contains over 200 wineries and when you add Edna Valley into the mix… well, I think it’s safe to say it may take a few trips to hit all of those vineyards and tasting rooms. Of ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

A Beginner’s Obstacles (3 Actually)

My German heritage and upbringing have taught me that succeeding in or at any big event or challenge is all about being prepared. So, training for my first Marathon not only required extreme physical and mental strength, but also the most time and dedication to any one single event that was to occur in my ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

Connecting on the Open Road

I know many people love to run on their own. I appreciate time to process internally and enjoy tuning everything out to focus on pounding the pavement or trails ahead of me, but I think the benefits of running with others are worth considering. Here are some reasons why running with other people can help ...
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Eat + Drink

Getting Down to Earth

‘Sustainability’ is a hot term in the last several years that seems to get over played and watered down almost as much as ‘farm-to-table’. But what does sustainability really mean? Ecologically speaking, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. But Vineyard Team, a locally based organization promoting sustainable winegrowing, thinks even bigger than that. For ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

Staying Positive While Training

Being the neurotic person that I am, I was anticipating many obstacles that might come up and cause me to lose motivation during my training.  At this moment, I could not be more wrong!  All of the emotions and thoughts I am experiencing have been easy to put in a positive light.  The words below describe how I feel at this stage of ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

“S” Words in Running

Stretching: There’s a lot of debate on stretching. How? How long? How much? These are just a few of the questions that plague the minds of runners when training for a race. I am not a doctor or physical therapist, but what I can share is my experiences. Last year while training for the Orange County ...
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Eat + Drink

Too Many Brews to Choose

With over 45 breweries, local and out-of-towners, there was something for everyone to enjoy at the SLO Craft Beer Fest. Hosted at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, the festival featured two days of beer drinking fun. Festival goers could purchase tickets for the main event on Saturday, February 28th or weekend passes that included the Friday ...
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Family, Outdoor + Recreation

SLO Skate Park: Open for Business!

“Thus, in all these ways, we will transmit this City not only, not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.” The Athenian Oath, as quoted by San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig at the Grand Opening of the SLO Skate Park on March 1, 2015, sums up the day beautifully. An ...
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Family, Outdoor + Recreation

Balancing Life and Marathon Training

I’m busy. I’d imagine you are too. We all have multiple responsibilities that make this fairly unavoidable. In my particular case, I am a wife, a mom to two sweet and inquisitive young kids, an employee in a fast-paced law firm, a friend, a volunteer in multiple settings and (dare I say it) a runner. ...
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