A Grand Journey Apr. 14, 2014 - Three months after a hunting accident took Lonnie Bedwell’s sight, his 5-year old daughter Taylor gave him a gift that he will never forget.
Bedwell, of Dugger, w ... All the President's Men Apr. 14, 2014 - In 1993, Jeff McClaine started at the President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition as a mere customer service representative.
Now, the Lebanon, Ind., native regularly meets ... 199 Miles To Go Apr. 14, 2014 - Two Bloomington women plan to join a 12-person team in a relay race from Oregon’s Mount Hood to the Pacific Coast this August. The race is called Hood to Coast and each team ... Sweet Success Mar. 10, 2014 - Who can lose 50 pounds while making chocolates every day? Why, the candyman can.
David Fletcher, 48, has reshaped the mold—including square ones his staff uses to sculpt tast ... Fire in the Belly Mar. 10, 2014 - Clay Edwards has two passions.
One is saving lives and the other saved his life.
The 36-year-old father of two has been a firefighter with the Bloomington Township Fire Department ... Pilgrimage on Wheels Mar. 10, 2014 - Every year for the past 18, Norm and Cricket Houze have led a group of teenagers and young adults on bicycle trips all across the country.
This yearly three-week adventure that tak ... 22 Years Tough Feb. 10, 2014 - Scott and Becky Miller’s 22nd wedding anniversary would be like none other.
There was no candle-lit dinner, no romantic walk on the beach, no chocolates, and definitely no re ... Powerful Recovery Feb. 10, 2014 - It was the spring of 2010 when Joe Dibert realized something wasn’t right. An accomplished powerflifter, he thought he might be overtraining. With a vacation to Florida comin ... Centered in Bloomington Jan. 13, 2014 - Sue Aquila has a secret to share: she doesn’t believe in seeking life balance. By disregarding the idealistic balance of time, which so many individuals unsuccessfully strive ... Blue Skies In Jan. 13, 2014 - One trip to the doctor in April of 2012 changed Dana Cattani’s life forever.
The 46-year-old mother of three was diagnosed with Stage III endometrial cancer after an ultrasou ... Finding Strength Dec. 9, 2013 - Tricia McElroy isn’t letting her age stand in her way to become strong and fit.
McElroy, a 57-year-old nurse practitioner, knew she needed to get in shape after having a seri ... Going the Extra Mile Dec. 9, 2013 - For 25 years, Dan Beckum has been a fixture at the Monroe County YMCA. For more than two decades the retired GE worker was commonly seen running around the track, pounding the wood ... Pool Spirit Dec. 9, 2013 - Lupus nephritis, a form of cerebral palsy, affects but does not control the life of 36-year-old Patricia Meranda. She has two hearing aids and wears glasses but they simply complem ... Peak Performance Nov. 11, 2013 - Kent Johns and Carole Danner-Johns have always been active, and in September, the couple took on a physical feat far beyond keeping up their usual three-times-a-week routine at the ... Set & Match Oct. 14, 2013 - Pete DiPrimio was there because of the competition and the opportunity to challenge himself.
Greg Poore was there in large part due to his daughter.
The 2013 Bloomington City Tenn ... Grand Goal Oct. 14, 2013 - Mark Luxnat, 50, an accelerator operator with the IU Cyclotron for over 25 years, has participated in the annual Grand Tour jet ski since 2000. This event benefits Leader Dogs for ... After the Aisle Oct. 14, 2013 - The announcement of her son’s wedding really got Dalane Anderson in the mindset to make a change.
“I wanted to be proud to walk down the aisle with my son,” Ander ... Back on the Barre Sept. 9, 2013 - Among a classroom full of teen and pre-teen ballet students, Amy Cieslik stands out as the oldest member of the class. But she also blends in. Her moves are fluid and controlled as ... Older, Sharper Aug. 12, 2013 - Teeing off in the City Tournament is no average round of golf.
Between the usual heat of a sunny mid-July day and the heat of the moment—win or go home in the match-play form ... Courting Friendship Aug. 12, 2013 - For many years, Sharon and Tony Kenworthy have had a strong home court advantage when it comes to tennis.
They built the green clay surface that sits behind their southside Bloomin ... Running Strong June 10, 2013 - The crisp morning sun shined on Sharon Larason’s face as she shivered in her white T-shirt and Nike running shorts, waiting for the sound to signify the start of the race. Wh ... Flat-track Fierce June 10, 2013 - The image of bodies bashing and skates skidding around a dark, indoor track may sound frightening, but all the Bloomington Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls need do is throw in some m ... WOD Masters May 13, 2013 - Nearly 75 athletes in their 40s, 50s and 60s turned out to sweat through a daylong series of competitive exercises in April hosted by Hoosier CrossFit, a local affiliate of the nat ... Monster Mileage May 13, 2013 - Run 50 miles in one day. In runner’s lingo, that’s a lot of goo.
Tim and Wendy Miller of Bedford recently took on an ultra endurance challenge. Tim, 48, ran the Chain O ... Let's Go Apr. 8, 2013 - Scott Bartley was looking for guidance and training support when he joined the Let’s Go marathon training group in Lawrence County. He had only run a few 5Ks when he signed u ... Ride On Mar. 11, 2013 - Sandy Merritt says she went through a mid-life crisis of sorts a decade ago when she turned 50. That may explain in part why she’s embracing the idea of turning 60 in April w ... Time to Tumble Mar. 11, 2013 - Sore muscles are nothing new for Peggy Maschino. She does yoga and pilates and lives an active life. But the soreness she experienced after her first gymnastics class was like no o ... Fired Up Mar. 11, 2013 - Jean Magrane looks at turning 60 this way:
“I feel like I’m entering the youth of my old age.”
As she does so, she’ll continue a commitment to activity and ... Short Turnaround Feb. 11, 2013 - Twelve years ago, Jackie Short, 75, had congestive heart failure, which led to two bypass surgeries.
The Morgan County woman had balance problems and fell down a lot and was genera ... Game On Feb. 11, 2013 - When Pam Gilliatt’s former physical education teacher and mentor died in 2012, Gilliatt became despondent.
“I was grief stricken and didn’t know what I would do w ... Ever Climbing Feb. 11, 2013 - Doug Ballard can’t get Denali out of his mind. Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, is located in Alaska and is the highest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet, according ... Racing Dad Jan. 14, 2013 - When Bloomington’s Bill Jerden does a triathlon these days, he often finds himself stretched between the opposing forces of time.
On one hand, the 64-year-old is pushing to k ... Nifty Fifty Jan. 14, 2013 - Hank Snow’s 1962 No. 1 hit, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” wasn’t written about Bruce Speth, but it certainly could have been.
On a rainy, wet and cold Oct. ... Santa's Rein-dog Dec. 10, 2012 - Chris Kohler and Sierra Nevada Kohler are running buddies. During Christmas season the last few years they’ve been easy to spot around Bloomington—Chris in his Santa ha ... Body Time Dec. 10, 2012 - From http://Gretchen-Kromer-blogspot.com/
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Ten years ago I began to get pains in my shoulders and upper arms. I started lifting heavier weights and the ... Walking Fit Dec. 10, 2012 - Brenda Hall walks for exercise, for stress relief and to get herself from Point A to Point B.
“I don’t drive, so I’ve always walked,” said the Mitchell resi ... From One Lap to Marathon Dec. 10, 2012 - In March of 2011, Elena Frederick’s days of running high school cross country and track at Frankfort High School were way behind her. She had two children, her weight had cli ... Two for the Road Dec. 10, 2012 - Buff Brown rode the Hilly Hundred last year for the first time in 25 years, and for the first time his wife Lisa Brown joined him.
On a tandem bicycle, Buff and his wife realized ...