Even if you’re the world’s biggest fan of sweater weather, it’s fair to say that sometimes, it’s really nice to get a break from the cold at some point during the winter. And you know what’s even better than getting away to a tropical paradise? Getting away to a tropical paradise where you can run a race! I’ve pulled together a few Caribbean getaways you might want to consider this winter below. (If you’re not necessarily up for international travel this year but think Florida sounds like a fine idea, maybe you’ll want to join me at Getaway St. Pete…

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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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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 show features the incredibly inspiring story of Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine, author, and living testament to the power of healing your body with real food. A few years ago, Terry was sentenced to a tilt-recline wheelchair with progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Today, she bikes to work, speaks all over the country, and teaches others to reverse degenerative conditions.

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We can’t tell you how PSYCHED we were to see Desi Linden win the Boston Marathon this year — and to do it by showing such heart-touching sportsmanship at that. It was truly one of our fave moments in sports history, ever. (No, you’re crying.) And while we encourage you (and ourselves!) to go out and show character like Desi today (and every day), here’s one of her speed workouts from Hansons Marathon Method so that you can run like her, too. Because, damn, she’s fast. Speed Workouts the Hansons Way Only one elite running team has revealed its marathon …

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