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Running in Bhutan | Where’s YiOu?

Bhutan is a country that’s been high on my travel list for many years. Located in the Himalayas, Bhutan is sandwiched between the much larger countries of India and China. Bhutan is the size of Switzerland with a total population…

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Do You Spend More or Less Than the Average American on Fitness?

If you’re like us, you probably spend a fair amount on fitness and health goodies and services. After all, it’s all worth it because it helps to keep you healthy and feeling good, right? via GIPHY But how does the…

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Things I’m Loving Friday #224

Friday is HERE! Hooray! Thank you all so much for your potty training and big boy bed transition advice and insight on yesterday’s Chase update post. I am still making my way through all of your amazing comments and SO…

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How to Prevent Tent Condensation

Tent condensation happens to everyone. It’s one of the unavoidable consequences of camping or backpacking with a tent, but it’s usually just a nuisance and not the end of the world. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions about tent…

7 Things to Know Before Your First Mud Run

Ranging from about 3 miles up to 10, mud runs are a non-traditional event consisting of military-style obstacles and — you guessed it — plenty of muddy water. Whether you’re a seasoned runner needing to shake up your training or…

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How to Unleash Your Inner Wonder Woman

If you found yourself as moved and motivated by Wonder Woman as I was last year, listen up. I’ve been looking for ways to hold onto that emotion — that inspiration — ever since the first time (out of three)…

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Chase Update: 2 1/2 Years Old

I shared my last Chase update on the blog back in the early fall – about four months ago – so I figured popping in to share another one was a little overdue. I really don’t know how long I’ll…

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Backpacking in the White Mountains: A Quick and Dirty Guide

The White Mountain National Forest is located about 2 and 1/2 hours north of Boston, 6 hours north of New York City, and about 2 hours from Portland, Maine. It’s visited by over 6 million people per year, and provides…

What’s the Optimal Racing Frequency For Runners?

We all know runners who feel incomplete unless they have a race scheduled every weekend. Meanwhile there are others among us who simply enjoy the daily grind of training, preferring to aim for one or two goal races a year.…

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The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet: How to Make Any Plant-Based Recipe Gluten-Free

I grew up eating a diet primarily composed of “beige foods.” You know what I’m talking about — breads, cookies, pancakes, crackers, and noodles. The kind of carb-heavy, often brown, food you can mindlessly chow on without filling up. And…