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Kayaking: An Experiment in Conservation Fitness

This past weekend was very much a Conservation Fitness weekend. Bowling for Rhinos on Saturday. Sloth Army on Sunday morning. Then to round it out, Chris and I tried out kayaking in the afternoon. We’ve tried kayaking before. We’ve done kayaking on Whidbey Island before. It was years ago, and…

May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th be with you. Today is a fun day for movie fans, geeky fandom enthusiasts, and appreciators of puns. In the fandom world of nerdy movie lovers, today is Star Wars Day. Because, you know, May the 4th is a pun sounding like “May the Force (be with…

30 Days oF ZooFit: Day 24- Modify, Scale, Do What You Can

Over the weekend, while in Las Vegas, I did something to my neck. Slept on it wrong, didn’t gamble enough, whiplash from spending so much on booze and books at the auction. Who knows? What I do know are two things. One, it hurts to jostle my neck around. Two,…

Conservation Hero WODs

I will have to admit a little factoid about myself. My fitness program is heavily influenced by CrossFit. I have a strange love-hate relationship with CrossFit, but for the most part, and I do mean a majority of my feelings are quite positive. CrossFit offers camaraderie that I have never…

Event Training with ZooFit

I am a part of an amazing team competing in the Whidbey Island Triathlon this Saturday.  In my continuous effort to practice ZooFit in all my affairs, I figured training for this event utilizing the principles of operant conditioning, enrichment, and even conservation would be a great experiment. While we…

Getting My CREW Together

Getting My CREW Together

If you’ve met me, you have learned pretty soon that I love lists.  I make lists of lists that I need to make.  With each new year, a sort of tradition of mine is to list my hopes, desires, my “need to do”, and plans.  New years are great for…

New Day, New You

I survived my workshop I gave in Tennessee at the American Association of Zookeepers’ national conference.  Barely.