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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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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 Don’t these ladies look like they’re having the times of their lives? Well, you could be just like them in October because we are giving what might just be our coolest and amazing giveaway ever … registration to the ZOOMA Summer Challenge and ZOOMA Florida (half marathon, 12K or 5K) — and a one-night stay at one of the race resorts in Amelia Island, located on the northeastern coast of Florida! WE KNOW. It’s an incredible giveaway. You can get all the deets on the race here — but first, know this: Zooma Florida was voted one of the top 20 half …

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I’m not entirely sure what I expected when I received an invitation from the Jamaica Tourist Board on a press trip focusing on the Kingston City Run. I mean, sure, I expected sunny weather, some spicy food, and a chance to check out a new city in pretty much my favorite way in the world. So I guess I did go in with a few expectations. But I did not expect to get it so thoroughly. Jamaica is a country, a vacation destination, the home of Usain Bolt — but you guys, in my experience, it’s really an experience with …

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