Lost Lake Butte Trail

For our summer vacation this year my fiancé and I went out to a local campground called Lost Lake. The lodge and family friendliness reminded me of the movie "Dirty Dancing" and there was so much to do in and around the lake! Despite getting…

Walk With Purpose

There always seems to be a walk for something. Walk for Breast Cancer, Walk for Alzheimers, Walk for MS and so on. I do not think I know one person who hasn't been affected by a disease somewhere in their lives. Personally, Alzheimers hit close…

7 Steps to Happy Walking Feet

You may have heard this time and time again but I am here to stress it once more, GET GOOD WALKING/RUNNING SHOES! Do you think pro football players use equipment from a second hand shop or helmets that are four years old? Do you think that Lance…

Introducing Walker Tracker's newest addition - Ellen!

Ellen grew up in Central Oregon and has been an active outdoor enthusiast all her life: “I was spoiled with lots of trails for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and cliffs for climbing.  Central Oregon is actually rated the top place…

Destination Walking

Now, I know that walking can be redundant and can get old pretty quick especially if you're walking in a circle around a track or the same ol' route everyday throughout your neighborhood. These routes can be helpful for you to know the distance…

Tips, Tricks and Benefits to Exercising with a Pal

Partnership is an important aspect not only in the workplace and home but also when it comes to exercise. It is a known fact that 60% of people prefer to workout on their own but there is still that 35-40% who like the idea of collaboration.…

Health and activity grants for Portland-area schools and non-profits

Here's a great grant opportunity for Portland Metro schools. Nike is awarding at least $550,000 to Portland-area non-profits and schools. Grants are between $5,000 and $20,000, in the following areas: Environment: Creating or improving places…

Be more creative - take a walk

Via the NYT: Exercise has long been linked anecdotally to creativity. For millenniums, writers and artists have said that they develop their best ideas during a walk, although some of us also do our best procrastinating then. But little science…

Walker Tracker & the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability

Many of you have probably heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability, which has been given -- rightfully -- a huge amount of press coverage. Good news: Walker Tracker is not affected. Because we care very much about security we thought we'd post…

Pedometer report of the day

Currently I'm wearing four pedometers  (testing, you know, wink wink). In today's parlance, they call these nifty things 'wearable devices'. Here's today's report, from an abnormally active day. My activities: One 24 minute run Two…