July 24, 2015 1:35 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print What do you love to do outdoors? Email us at email@example.com and use #gettingout on Twitter or Instagram to share your getting out experience. Read more 1 Concrete hiking: We walked Wilshire Boulevard, end to end. Here’s what happened We Angelenos are led to believe that we don’t walk much. 2 Want a well-rounded workout regimen? Add tai chi for flexibility -- and serenity Walk through the shade-dappled woods of Mar Vista Recreation Center in the morning and you’ll probably spot tai chi students going through their slow and graceful routines. 3 How one Los Angeles marathoner came to love -- not loathe -- the long run Saturday after Saturday, my long run was the same routine. 4 Taking the first ballet step in a midlife quest to dance in ‘The Nutcracker’ My shoulders are lowered, blades squeezed, back expanded, ribs wrapped, pelvis tucked, glutes engaged, core activated, spine long and neutral. 5 Solve the puzzle, explore the city: They’re off on the Fantastic Los Angeles Race It was a bright Saturday morning in Hollywood and my friend Liz and I were about to embark on a giant treasure hunt known as the Fantastic Los Angeles Race. 6 From a bicycle seat, she can really see Los Angeles When biking started taking off in and around Los Angeles, I wanted to be part of it, but I was intimidated by the cars that are very much unwilling to share the road. 7 An accidental hike in Griffith Park leaves a confirmed city girl wanting more My first hike happened by accident. It was forced upon me, sort of. 8 How hugs make everything better, even running the stairs at the Hollywood Bowl It’s not even 6 a.m., it’s still dark and scores of people are about to utterly exhaust themselves. 9 At Campowerment in Malibu, women find joy, inner strength or simple relaxation Mary Olson, a 59-year-old IT executive from Falls Church, Va., scaled to the top of a 40-foot high pole and perched there for 10 minutes, trembling, summoning the courage to make the next move. 10 You don’t need to be in shape to try kiteboarding, but expect a few face plants before you’re flying The low point of my kiteboarding education came in hour four. 11 Some surfing tips to help newbies hang ten Michelle Conn took up surfing to stay connected to her teenage sons. 12 Nuns in red: What it’s like to ride the AIDS/LifeCycle When it comes to bike touring, I thought I’d seen it all. 13 Free workouts in and around L.A.: Runyon Canyon Yoga, anyone? Sick of that treadmill at the gym? Need an alternative to your Pilates routine? 14 BlacklistLA is a running group that runs for the love of L.A. street art -- and L.A. 15 They were struck by lightning, and lived: ‘It felt like I had a sunburn inside my brain’ Interacting with nature is not risk-free; in fact, a person can take her life in her hands just standing outside. 16 Pickleball: a little bit Ping-Pong, a little bit badminton, a lot of momentum Justin Burton first heard of pickleball last year while taking a tour of the YMCA of Glendale. 17 9 outdoor adventure apps to boost your call of the wild There is a lot to be said for “unplugging” when you venture into nature. 18 How one man conquered his paralyzing fear of swimming in open water (and how you can too) On an unusually chilly Friday evening, Culver City’s public pool bustled with activity. 19 Getting Out: A weekly beach run reminds us how great it is to live on the coast Getting cozy with the natural world can require money and vacation time. 20 The great outdoors can put a spring in your workout Sometimes you don’t feel like going to the gym.