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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Comparison. Comparison. Comparison. You probably already know that it’s the thief of joy (we love that quote), but how the heck do you break free from it when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed or you’re doing a workout and all the thoughts and feelings start popping up as to how you stack up against others be it in fitness, motherhood, your career or just life in general? It’s darn near impossible to avoid, but when you start to feel that comparison trap ickness bubble up — and then your thoughts start to spiral down that no-good place — here…

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Did you guys happen to see our Brave Like Gabe Insta story from a couple weeks ago? (We got the scoop a little early because we’re blog ambassadors and affiliates of Brooks.) Because, dude. Her story is SO inspiring that we barely have words for it. But we’re writers, so of course we have words. Hey, if she can undergo cancer treatments and still run at the professional level … well, we can be brave and strong, too. Because, like Gabe, we know how important workouts are for helping us get through challenging times and showing us that we can …

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