As a writer who specializes in tropical destinations, I spend about half the year running around the Caribbean, checking out resorts, restaurants and beaches for a variety of travel outlets. Which, I’ll admit, is pretty great. But the most rewarding thing is having the opportunity to literally run around the Caribbean during a destination race. So far I’ve raced in Antigua, Jamaica and the Bahamas. And my latest Caribbean competition took place last December, when I was invited by the folks at Barbados Tourism to participate in their Run Barbados series. Established more than 30 years ago, the weekend-long event…

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This post is sponsored by Fleet Feet. For our sponsored post policy, click here. What motivates you to live an active life? I’m aware that the answer can be a bit complicated. You know how we feel about finding your big, meaningful, feel-it-in-your-soul why — that strong, internal motivation. It’s huge, and, when it comes to making healthy choices day after day after day, there’s just no substitute. But … it doesn’t have to be the only thing that gets you out the door. I mean, if you ask me my main motivation for staying active, it’s honestly all about feeling the best…

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It’s always fun to see how your city or state ranks with the rest of the country. Is it healthy? Does it cook? Is it happy? If you’ve ever wondered how your city stacks up in the running-5Ks department (now that’s a department we’d like to work in), we have the infographic for you! Created by Custom Ink, this infographic breaks down which cities have the best attributes for 5K races, based on: safety, typical weather conditions, landscape, race frequency, and even brewery access (since many running events are now followed by beer). Check. It. Out. (We can hear the Chicagoans…

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