Krista Farris

Krista Farris is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys running, hiking and biking trails throughout the Shenandoah Valley and the mountains beyond. Certified by the American Council on Exercise for more than two decades, she leads fitness classes for people of all ages and interests. She's a trained anthropologist who seeks to help humans foster health through communication and shared experiences.

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Get Fired-Up to Find Flint! (Where To Find Flint)

Did you feel like a renegade when you got your first tattoo only to start seeing them everywhere shortly thereafter, on everyone- the buffalo wings delivery guy, your dentist, your mom’s best friend?  You suspect they were always there – some under the surface, some in plain sight- but you failed to notice them. Or maybe it was trying hummus for the first …

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Best Cross-Country Ski Boots For Beginners & Intermediate XC Skiers (2020 – 2021)

Performance in any sport, including cross-country skiing, starts with the fundamentals. Balance and coordinated movement moves from the ground up.   Your ability to conquer mile after mile on cross-country skis is boosted by healthy, happy feet. Unfrozen wiggling toes, blister-free heels and supported, yet pliable ankles will allow you to get the most out of the …

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Classic vs Skate Cross-Country Skiing: What’s The Difference?

To the casual observer, cross-country (XC) skiing is composed of effortless smooth swooshing through bucolic forest trails. It’s meditative movement that warms the wandering soul. But, do you want to get grumpy fast and burst that bucolic winter snow globe scene? Try gathering up gear, hauling yourself to a Nordic ski center only to find …

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Gear Up With Backcountry Skis with Substance and Style (2020 – 2021)

Headlamp? Check. Navigation device? Check. First-aid kit, gloves, poles? Check, check, check. The list of what you need to enjoy backcountry skiing is lengthy, no doubt. And, yes. You do need it all to make it a safe and, therefore, pleasurable adventure. But, need it be pointed out? Without the correct skis, you will go …

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Gear Up With Your Own Cross-Country Skis This Winter (2020 – 2021)

If the idea of cold crisp air clearing your lungs as your body warms with each movement forward this winter sounds downright delicious to your soul, it’s likely you can find such flow while cross-country skiing.   You can challenge yourself and explore boundaries. You can sink into steady rhythms. Urban skiing can even be fun! …

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