On the Partners for Active Living podcast,The Daily Required, we talk about the work we're doing, interview friends and partners about the ways they like to stay active, and talk with experts about the work they do as we aim to make Spartanburg a healthier place to live, work and play.



Snow Run

Written by Ned Barrett on January 18th 2017.

I’ve challenged you to the daily adventure before, and want to tell you about a recent one I had as a means of provoking more.

I’ve lived in a number of places where several inches of new snow is not an unusual weather event. But here in sunny South Carolina, four or five inches of fluffy powder … read more

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New Year's Resolutions

Written by Lindsey Graham on January 11th 2017.

It’s officially 2017 and the gyms are officially packed with people fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions. While I might (only occasionally!) get slightly annoyed at being pushed to the back of the class when I am actually still five minutes early, I am very happy to see people trying to be more a… read more

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Happy New Year!

Written by on January 4th 2017.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

As we enter the New Year, I look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects Spartanburg has undertaken! PAL is already in the midst of many exciting projects. For one, the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail Park has had continual progre… read more

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Help Build an Active Community

Written by Laura Ringo on December 13th 2016.

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown

In this season focused on gratitude, joy, and giving, I offer a thank you to the many volunteers who… read more

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My Three Favorite (Shorter) Hikes at Croft State Park

Written by Ned Barrett on November 30th 2016.

This is a time of year when families get together, often with not much else to do but be a family. If you’re looking for some place to go for a nice hike, check out these three trails at Croft State Park. All are pretty easy in terms of terrain and way-finding. Each will give you a glimpse of a diff… read more

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Run The GHS Turkey Day 8K

Written on November 23rd 2016.

​By Jed Dearybury, PAL Volunteer, Friend and Turkey DAY 8K Star!

  1. What better way to prep your body for the impending caloric intake that is your Thanksgiving feast?
  1. You stand a pretty incredible chance of being on the news or in the paper which makes you a local celebrity.
  1. Th… read more
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Tips to Stay Healthy and Active During the Holidays!

Written by Lindsey Graham on November 16th 2016.

Somehow, some way, Thanksgiving is next week. I am not sure how it happened, but it is almost time to over indulge again and again…for an entire month! I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with ways to stay active and (relatively) healthy throughout this time of year. It is so hard to pass … read more

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Diversified Food Spending

Written by on November 8th 2016.

Here’s a random fact I just found in my research: Families in the Midwest tend to spend less of their budget on buying food then in other areas of the U.S.

Not a super important fact but an interesting one.

One of the things I never think much about is where I grocery shop. Like most people (8… read more

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Revamping, Rethinking, Reviewing: Hub Cycle

Written by Laura Ringo on November 2nd 2016.

Last spring the PAL board of directors and staff went through a strategic planning process to think about what PAL is doing and how that is impacting our mission. We also talked about what efforts could have an impact on our mission that we are not doing, and how current work and new possible work i… read more

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