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Paige Hathaway

How I Survived the Paige Hathaway Fit in 5 Challenge

View Larger Map Paige Hathaway Has a Five Week Fitness Challenge That Will Kick Your Butt “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” -Fred Devito Fitness is definitely not something I know much about. Before I met my fiancé Patrick two years ago, I literally ate mostly bread, sugar and chocolate. I loved desserts, ice cream, brownies, anything that could satisfy my sweet …

hiking iron mountain

Hiking Iron Mountain in Poway

View Larger Map One of Most Intense and Beautiful Hiking Trails in San Diego “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” -John Muir This morning my fiancé Patrick, my friend Sam Guillen, and I hiked to the summit of Iron Mountain in Poway. This hike is deemed “moderate” …

rock climbing in San Diego

Rock Climbing in San Diego at Vertical Hold

View Larger Map Rock Climbing in San Diego is Easy and Fun for Any Skill Level at Vertical Hold “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam I started rock climbing my freshman year of college, when I needed only a few gym credits, and the …

Nekter Juice Bar

Best Drinks in Town? Nekter Juice Bar

View Larger Map Looking For a Delicious Healthy Drink? Nekter Juice Bar Has It “If life give you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.” -Conan O’Brien When I first walked up to Nekter Juice Bar in Encinitas, I was instantly perplexed. A juice bar? What could that mean? I was very interested, so I went inside to find out more. Once I walked in, …

Living in San Diego

What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me

View Larger Map Celebrating My 26th Birthday Today and Focusing on What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me “It takes a long time to become young.” -Pablo Picasso Even though I’ve only been alive for 26 years today, now that I’m officially in my “late twenties” I’m feeling pretty thoughtful about life, and I believe that living in San Diego can teach me a …

Love Golf

5 Reasons I Love Golf

View Larger Map Getting More Serious About Golf Has Been One of the Great Pleasures in My Life “Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.” – Paula Creamer I love golf, but like many things in life, my passion for the sport did not …

golf in San Diego Vitality Tap Carmel Valley

Why I Love Vitality Tap

View Larger Map Smoothies, Juices and More at Vitality Tap in Carmel Valley “If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.”  -Hippocrates We all try to live a healthy lifestyle, but as we all know, it is not an easy lifestyle to live. I always try to look for new places that are delicious, healthy, and nutrient-filled to help fulfill the healthy …

Blind Competitive Sailor

Blind Sailor Hiro is Inspiring San Diegans

“San Diego is always sunny and always right wind you know, so as a sailor it is heaven. It’s paradise.” – Hiro Iwamoto Hiro Iwamoto is a competitive blind sailor who was born in Japan and moved here to San Diego ten years ago with his wife and daughter. He has conquered some incredible challenges, and now helps people all over the world learn to …

Yoga Mat

Finding the Right Yoga Mat

“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub When you’re just beginning to cultivate a yoga practice, any yoga mat will work. But once you start to step on your mat daily, it is beneficial to invest in a yoga mat that will make your practice more comfortable and help you to perform better. …