Tag: Exercise

8 Ridiculous Things People Say to Runners

One of the best things about being a runner is having like-minded runner friends. You know, those people who just get it and totally understand why you don’t want to go out at 11 PM on Friday when you have…

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Things I’m Loving Friday #202

Hello and Happy First Day of Fall, my friends!  The weather in Charlotte this week jumped back up into the upper 80s so it feels like the middle of summer over here right now. We were teased with a brief…

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Race Recap: What It’s Like to Run Up Pikes Peak

13.32 miles. 7,815-foot vertical incline. 14,115-foot elevation. Holy crap, this flatlander ran up a mountain! You’d think that the final moments captured in this picture were epic … and you’d be right. They were, 100 percent. That moment you trained…

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What Should You Put in a Bear Bag?

Bear bags are intended to protect your food on backpacking trips and to prevent bears from becoming accustomed to eating human food. “A fed bear is a dead bear”, as the saying goes, and no one wants to see a…

Ideal Moves for Before, During and After a Run

For runners who came of age in the 1980s, with memories of Jane Fonda’s flexible limbs and the directive to “always stretch first,” it can feel counterintuitive to skip those calf stretches, attempts to touch your toes and quad stretches…

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This Bodyweight-Only Workout Is Great When Traveling

The morning of the eclipse, I woke up with the desire to move. We had traveled to a friends’ house in Columbia, Mo., to see the total eclipse, and I hadn’t really planned on fitting in a workout, but I…

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Five Blue Apron Recipes You Should Make At Home

We’ve been ordering Blue Apron deliveries for years in our house. I’ve shared my love for their meals on this blog for a while now (and well before we began working together!) and since I’ve ordered so many deliveries, I…

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UGQ Outdoor Zeppelin Under Quilt Review

The UGQ Outdoor Zeppelin Under Quilt has an easy-to-use suspension system that comes with durable and reliable hanging hardware, so you don’t have to replace it with something better. That’s a big value add. The UGQ Zeppelin Under Quilt is…

How to Handle Any Setback on Race Day

No matter how well you plan for race day, there is always a chance unexpected setbacks will arise. Even during training, it is more than likely a sick day or errant thunderstorm means you have to switch up your schedule.…

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Go on a Gratitude Run

It’s safe to say that we all have stuff we’d like to change in the world — and in our lives. Like A LOT. And we should absolutely go out there and change and grow and speak our minds and…