The Spirit of Adventure Jan. 12, 2015 - In September 2013, Lonnie Bedwell made history.
The Dugger native completed the first kayak run through the Grand Canyon by a blind person.
It was so much fun that Bedwell did it ... Climate Controlled Jan. 12, 2015 - Sheryl Woodhouse Keese’s 300-mile climate conference on wheels was everything the development director for the Sycamore Land Trust expected and much, much more.
“It was ... Bite Out of the Big Apple Dec. 8, 2014 - The wind was relentless and the cold weather was harsh, but nothing could keep her from crossing the finish line.
Melissa Hartley, an employee of Indiana University and an Indiana ... Octogenarians: Looking Forward Nov. 10, 2014 - To look at Ed Harris, 87, and Edna Zipoff, 82, and listen to them talk about their lives, you get the feeling they are much younger. Both live in the Mooresville area and still mai ... From Novice to Master Nov. 10, 2014 - Five years ago, Andrea Murray was literally afraid to exercise.
Arthritis pain in her knees made it hard. She couldn’t do a push-up, a pull-up or a squat. The extra 30 pounds ... Coast to Coast Oct. 14, 2014 - The journey started in Astoria, Ore.
It will last over three months, cover 12 states and more than 4,000 miles.
It will end in Yorktown, Va., where 22-year old Erin Andersen joking ... Play It Forward Oct. 13, 2014 - Jason Winkle became the new CEO of the Monroe County YMCA on June 25, coming from his job as associate dean and interim dean for the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services a ... Model of Perseverance Sept. 8, 2014 - Lindsey Hein wasn’t used to all the attention.
The flashing lights, the wardrobe changes, the posing, the nice hotel, and especially, the dancing on command.
But, after all, ... Climate Riders Sept. 8, 2014 - An email from a family member started a journey that will send Sheryl Woodhouse Keese and six other cyclists on a 300-mile ride from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Chicago for a climate c ... Grab Your Kilt and Ghillies Sept. 8, 2014 - Graham Howard may live in Brown County, but he can trace his family roots back to the Scottish Vikings. “Teed,” as his friends know him, is of the Gunn Clan, and marrie ... Riding Through Thailand Aug. 11, 2014 - Sweat poured down Jeff Mease’s face as he biked hard and fast into the sunset.
Dusk approached, bringing a wave of mosquitoes and panic. Mease traveled along the rural river& ... Race walker Aug. 11, 2014 - Dan Leach spent most of his adult life avoiding physical exertion. In the past two years, it has become a primary focus. “Some people bowl, some go to church, I racewalk,R ... ACHIEVE Update Aug. 11, 2014 - Coordinated school health is a powerful tool toward student success and academic achievement. Healthy school communities are settings in which students, staff, parents, and communi ... Taking to the Water Aug. 11, 2014 - Every weekday morning from April to November, Jill Replogle looks out her window at Lake Monroe.
“Is it windy?” she asks herself. “Any white caps?
“Are the ... Life on the Go July 14, 2014 - Thom Miller believes that health and exercise are two of the most important aspects of life. That’s why the 43-year-old math teacher is also a tennis coach, marathon runner, ... Giving Fitness Voice July 14, 2014 - He thought the whole idea was crazy. Well, he didn’t, but a little voice in his head kept telling him it was.
It’s a good thing Robert Harman didn’t listen to tha ... Healthy Encounter June 9, 2014 - Before I go into detail about the day I met Joseph Pilates I need to present a backdrop about how it all came about. In 1948 I was discharged from the United State Army Air Force. ... What Moves You? May 12, 2014 - This was submitted by Marzell Busé
When I opened the INstride magazine this week I noticed you were seeking stories of inspiration. My husband came to mind. He is t ... 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 ...