Get Out There – UrbanHikr http://www.urbanhikr.com the urbanites' guide to getting out on the trail Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:31:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 How to increase creativity — go hiking http://www.urbanhikr.com/how-to-increase-creativity-go-hiking/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:21:00 +0000 http://www.urbanhikr.com/?p=1088 gulch-1-2

Sometimes the best ideas come to us when we’re least expecting them. A quick poll of my friends validated my own experience of getting the best ideas when in the shower, out walking, or lying half-asleep in bed in the morning. A Stanford University study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology backs up the […]]]>
How to fit in exercise – one way to prepare for hiking http://www.urbanhikr.com/how-to-fit-in-exercise/ Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:25:17 +0000 http://www.urbanoutdoorwarrior.com/?p=760 Carrying our weather with us http://www.urbanhikr.com/carrying-weather-us/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:36:11 +0000 http://www.urbanoutdoorwarrior.com/?p=690 uowHenryCoeRain_thumb-120

The winter rains are setting in and it’s all too easy to let them be an excuse for staying home. But to truly learn to love the outdoors we have to see them in all of their seasons, weathers, and times of day. If we select one place and visit it often, there will always […]]]>
Test your metal with the Men’s Health URBANATHLON http://www.urbanhikr.com/mens-health-urbanathlon/ Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:36:09 +0000 http://www.urbanoutdoorwarrior.com/?p=386 menshealthurbanathlon

Men’s Health magazine is sponsoring its 9th annual URBANATHLON series this fall. The URBANATHLON course is designed to challenge strength, mobility, fitness, and toughness. There will be three events this year, taking place in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Why not challenge yourself and give it a shot? If you enjoyed this article, why […]]]>
When you’re struggling with motivation, use this awesome no-excuse planning trick http://www.urbanhikr.com/practice-excuse-planning/ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:38:59 +0000 http://www.urbanoutdoorwarrior.com/?p=318 stretchingmatthumb-1

We all struggle with motivation from time to time, and when we’re on the fence it’s easy to talk ourselves out of doing something. We may spend more time thinking about whether to do something, or exactly how we should do it, than we actually spend doing it. For example, if we’re thinking about going […]]]>