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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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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Warm, hearty, healthy dishes are seriously calling to me right now. Maybe it’s the cooler weather, maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been training for a half marathon and, well, more miles always make me hungry (and I know I’m not alone). Actual footage of me after a recent long training run: via GIPHY Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the fact that Brooks Running offered the blog ambassador team (which includes us!) this recipe for huevos rancheros from Hansons-Brooks athlete Brendan Gregg. Brendan took eighth place at the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 10k, so if he’s saying it fuels his…

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If the cooler temps have your little runner heart going like this: via GIPHY But the fact that it’s getting dark so dang early has you more like this: via GIPHY Well, we’ve got some gear — and tips! — from Brooks Running that you’re gonna dig so hard. Because running when it’s dark out means you’ve gotta take a few extra safety precautions, and you can take steps toward a safer run before you even set foot outside by wearing bright, reflective clothing, shoes, and accessories. (As always with Brooks, we want to remind you that we’re proud ambassadors…

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You wanna hear a secret that I wish someone had told me 10 years ago? Being comfortable working out in a sports bra (without a shirt on) is less about abs than it is about attitude. via GIPHY This is something I’ve been learning over the course of the summer — as I ditch the shirt when I start shvitzing in yoga class, or when I step outside to run and realize I’m sweating before I’ve even warmed up — and the idea is backed up by this great NY Times opinion piece about what it’s like to be a “Bra…

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Some things are truly best when shared with someone who means a lot to you, like a good bottle of wine, a tough workout, and awesome new running gear. Except, we don’t want to share our actual running gear, because EWWW SWEAT for one thing, size for another, and sometimes … our running buddy has rather different requirements in gear than we do. Like, Jenn and I need to wear sports bras. Her husband … does not. So, the fact that Brooks gave us the chance to check out our pick of goodies from the Fall ’18 catalog — and let us…

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While in Seattle with Brooks Running last month for their Run Happy Blog Ambassador trip, I not only had a chance to hit the Burke-Gilman Trail for a run with Hannah Fields, professional middle distance runner for the Brooks Beasts Track Club — but I also had the opportunity to spend an hour in the gym with her to learn about how the Beasts train when they’re not logging miles. And as someone who really geeks out about how to best incorporate strength and mobility work into a routine when you’re training to be faster, well, this was one heck…

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It’s one thing to be pumped about a getting a package in the mail containing new running shoes and workout clothes from a beloved brand — but our ambassador role with Brooks Running goes way beyond that. We’ve embraced this role for six years now, and every year, Brooks goes above and beyond to not only seed us with the hot new gear, but they also bring all the ambassadors together once a year to learn more about the company, the products, the athletes, and the Run Happy culture. (Quick note: My travel, meals, and accommodations were paid for by…

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The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are right around the corner — and I’m so psyched to say that I’ll be there for the start of the games, along with my fellow Brooks Running blog ambassadors, because Brooks is bringing us all out to Seattle to be part of the cheer line. And that’s exciting to me on several levels. For one thing, I get an incredible amount of joy out of cheering people on. If you’ve never grabbed a spot at a race and screamed your lungs out for total strangers, you’re truly missing out. But also, I’m enormously…

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We’re kicking off our 10th birthday with an amazing giveaway (and so much more — catch it all right here!), thanks to our friends at Brooks Running. Our love of all things Brooks Running is no secret. We dig the brand so much that we’ve been Brooks ambassadors and an affiliate for years. I mean, even if you didn’t know before, this is a dead giveaway. Oh, and speaking of giveaways … via GIPHY Do we ever have one for you! In honor of our tenth (yes, tenth!) birthday, Brooks Running is hooking us UP with a full outfit to give …

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