Tag Archives: walking

Tigard Heritage Plaza-Trail System Update

Update: 12/14/2019 Marc Woodard On November 19, 2017, I wrote the following article: Transforming Tigard Heritage Trail. I’ve added current pictures 2 years later. As you can see there’s been great improvement on the heritage trail system. Upon the projects completion I’ll add updated images to make the before and after comparisons. Avid walkers, joggers and bikers are likely familiar with a crescent shaped porous asphalt pathway running parallel with Tigard Street and intersecting at (more…)

Lose Weight Permanently through Lifestyle Change

Last Update: 5 October 2019, Staff What action plan will you implement this year to safely achieve your weight loss goal? And how will you successfully sustain the positive lifestyle change effort to see those results last long term? The most common and desired fitness goal without a doubt is weight loss. Everyone I’ve ever talked to has a desire to keep excess weight off – feel better and be of good health. But to do it (more…)

The Elusive Northwest Spotted Owl in Tigard

It never seizes to amaze me what thrives within Tigard OR, wooded trail systems. During a rare moment in time my wife Beth and I were walking our dogs on the genesis path that runs parallel to Fonner Street when we heard the distinct hooty-hoot of an owl. At that moment our Irish setter Molly stopped in perfect pointer stance with head drawn upward. We followed in suit and what we saw next was amazing. (more…)

How Exercise and Weight Gain are Connected

Updated:  2/28/2020, Marc Woodard Although your favorite fitness guru or celebrity may be the picture of health and you want to look just like them…  Keep this in mind, they make a lot of money selling fitness products and services they don’t necessarily use; and may actually cause you to gain weight rather than lose it. Which may be just the opposite of a desired result you hope to achieve. Improve cardio Muscular endurance and fat burning results. (more…)

Natures Best-In-Class Stair Master on Bull Mountain

Like most fitness enthusiasts I’m always looking for a variety of exercise activities that’ll keep me motivated to walk daily. If I can find it outdoors all the better. After the Holidays and during the winter months there’s nothing better than a mid-intensity fat burning walking activity, especially on an uphill grade with multiple switchbacks and preferably in a wooded area. If such a place exists, you’ve just found nature’s Best-In-Class Stair Master. Not only (more…)

Walkable Cities Motivates Bodies to Move

Weight loss resolutions represent the number one commitment people make each year. Now more people than ever are attracted to walkable communities with recreational amenities to help melt away those pounds. The National Center for Health Statistics show more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity (NCHS 2015).  Overweight conditions don’t just present a diabetes and heart disease risk for adults.  There is now what some consider a near epidemic of childhood obesity cases (more…)

Walk Tigard with Marc Woodard

Bailey’s Burger Shop in Down Town Tigard If you’d like a more challenging walking exercise experience… MirrorAthlete is looking to begin a monthly and/or quarterly walk activity in the City of Tigard. Our walk loops will be no less than 5 miles.  If you want to participate more information will be provided at MirrorAthlete’s affiliate FB page named DaringToWalk . If there is enough interest in a dedicated chat room at MirrorAthlete home site, we can provide that service for the group (more…)

Challenging Social Disability Expectation

Author: Marc Woodard on a 15 mile rural walk within/outside of hometown city limits Updated: 17 May 2015 I know many out there are hurting with disabling mental, spiritual and physical pain thinking there is nothing more that can be done to improve the situation. I do understand the feelings associated with loss of finances, immobility, productivity, loneliness, worth and dignity.  I’ve personally experienced these things during my own physical adversary and mobility challenge from 2003 (more…)