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6 Mistakes You May Be Making on the Run

In running there are a number of training methodologies to choose from and what works for one runner won’t always work for another. However, there are a few key things every runner should do to maximize performance and avoid injury.…

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Podcast Ep 60: Relationship Expert Terri Cole

Are you ready to set some boundaries that will not only make your life happier but also way more productive? Well, wait until you get a listen to this uber empowering episode with psychotherapist, relationship expert and Founder of the…

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Brynje Wool Thermo Mesh “Fishnet” Base Layers Review

Brynje Wool Thermo Mesh Base Layers Baselayer tops and bottoms are supposed to transport perspiration from your skin into your midlayer clothing so that you stay drier and warmer when you’re working hard in cold weather. That’s the theory behind…

Everything You Should Know About Winter Hydration

Winter is a time where a lot of animals are hibernating. When it comes to runners, however, the winter months are still fair game for getting outside and hitting the roads or trails. The winter months often bring faster race…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Energy Up When an Injury Keeps You From Exercise

If you’re committed to a regular workouts to keep both your mood and energy up, you may be in for a rude awakening when an injury slows you down. Aside from the frustration of not being able to do your…

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Backpacks: How to Choose

Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG) specializes in making backpacks and shelters with Dyneema Composite Fabrics (formerly called cuben fiber.) Their distinctive white and black colored backpacks are quite popular and easy to spot in the backcountry. One of the things that sets…

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5 Must-Do Glute Exercises for Runners and Cyclists

Glutes (aka butt, bottom, backside, booty or tush) hold a lot of power, and strengthening them can help you become a better runner, cyclist, walker, jogger, skater, swimmer, dancer, squatter…you get the idea, right? Strong glutes are a win-win for…

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Mindful Running Workout

We recently ran a mindful running post on Fit Bottomed Zen with the 411 on Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) from William Pullen, the psychotherapist who has literally written the book — Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy to Improve Low Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression — on it. And today, we’re sharing…

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Things I’m Loving Friday #213

Hello, hello! How are you guys today? I’m not sure what it was about this week but I felt off and seemed to be in a funk all week long. After a few of “those days” back-to-back in the beginning…

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How to Follow a Trail: Blazes and Trail Anatomy

When the pilots of small aircraft fly in clear weather, they often orient themselves by referring to visible landmarks like roads, buildings, or obvious terrain features rather than flying by navigation instruments. They can still refer to their instruments if…