I have no problem with mapping out my own running route when I’m in a new city. After all, the best sightseeing is often done on foot, and when I can scratch my itch to be a total tourist and get in a run at the same, I’m all about it. However, running around a strange city is even better when it’s done as part of a race. The logistics are covered, there’s hydration provided along the course, you often gain pedestrian access into areas you wouldn’t otherwise be able to run, and, of course, you’re out there with a…

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This post is sponsored by Easy Spirit. For our sponsored post policy, click here. We recently partnered with Easy Spirit (who has some wicked cute and comfy shoes that were made to move in — have you seen the site lately?!) for its #MoveFor campaign. Not only are we loving the shoes (see below), but we’re also loving how they’re helping us better align with the reasons why we move — and how we make both self-care a top priority (even though we have totally different reasons and ways of going about it!).   Jenn’s #MoveFor Self-Care Tips To put it simply, I…

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Given that I’m a trainer and coach, people ask me all the time if I’m always being asked for pointers while I’m working out at the gym. No, I don’t. Probably because I have a world-class gym RBF, which makes it pretty clear to everyone that I’m there to work out and I mean business. Most people wisely just steer clear. Now it’s not that I’m trying to be unfriendly — I’m just there to really focus on me. I’m not assessing or judging anyone’s form in my head or criticizing others’ choice of exercises. It’s my time and, generally,…

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It’s just not something you ever expect. Not after a total six years of infertility. Not two years after a failed IUI — when you didn’t even actually get to do the IUI because your body didn’t even respond enough to attempt it. And definitely not after you’re staring down your 38th birthday like a big ol’ blinking fertility warning light on your life’s dashboard. It’s just not something you ever expect. One More Try I’d never actually thought it possible to have three kids. Honestly, I thought two kids might be pushing it. After all, we felt beyond blessed to…

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So you want to be a gravel cyclist? I don’t blame you! This cross between a road bike and mountain bike is quickly gaining popularity, but before you start shopping, there are a few things you probably should know. What the Heck Is a Gravel Bike? As mentioned, a gravel bike is basically a cross between a road bike and a mountain bike. With clearance for fatter tires and disc brakes, they handle well off the pavement. Coupled with a more upright riding position and a lower bottom bracket, they are more stable than a typical skinny tire road bike.…

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Ah, Friend Feast. My favorite annual non-holiday event. (If you’re new around here: What started as a potluck-type Friendsgiving many years ago morphed into a multi-course dinner party and now — with a table set for 13 friends this year — it’s probably the biggest event we host at our house, complete with wine-pairing by me and/or beer-pairing by our good friend Jim of KC Beer Scouts.) Seeing that 2017’s Spanish-inspired Friend Feast was such a hit (see past years’ recaps here, here, here and here), this year my husband and I decided to go a similar route — turning to a different region for culinary inspiration…

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We’re delighted to share this guest post from registered dietitian and health coach Jess Cording. Jessica focuses on helping people streamline their wellness routine so that they can enjoy a balanced relationship with food and exercise, and today, she’s sharing the small changes that she encourages clients to make when they want to see a big impact on their health for our New Year New Rear Week.  The New Year is upon us, and so are all the health-related resolutions about losing weight, exercising more often and eating better. But how many of us have set lofty health and fitness…

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There’s just a little more than a week left of the year, which has us feeling all the feels and doing all of the reflecting. Because it has been A YEAR. We celebrated 10 years, we redesigned our site and logo, we launched new online courses, and we’ve had the privilege of being in your inboxes and in your social media feeds for another trip around the sun. We’ve also had the chance to be a Brooks Running blog ambassador again — and, man, we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Brooks not only creates high-quality and incredible…

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When a new baby joins the world, friends and family come out of the woodwork to visit. Sometimes, it’s great for the new mom to have another pair of hands around the house. But sometimes … well, we’ve all heard of the mamas hosting not-so-helpful visitors, right> Let me give you a quick idea of what I’m talking about. New mom and baby come home from the hospital, and family (or friends) come to visit and meet baby. Some of these visitors are from out of town, so they stay over for a couple of days … or more. This…

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G’day, FBG crew! Earlier this fall I was invited to lace up my kicks and head Down Under to join 37,000 other runners at Blackmores’ Sydney Running Festival, a one-day, four-race event in the Aussie city — you might’ve caught a little bit of the excitement when I took over the FBG Instastory on race day. It wasn’t the first time racing away from my home turf in Miami (I’ve run in the Bahamas, Antigua, Vancouver and with FBG Kristen in Jamaica’s Kingston City Run). But it was the first time I’ve run in the Southern Hemisphere (and, no, races…

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