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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If you’ve been following us on Instagram (@FitBottomedMama), you may seen a few posts or Insta stories about my daughter’s experience (and mind as well) at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try two months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been awesome!) And, today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing more on the joy of swimming — year-round. Plus, we’ve got some water safety tips from Goldfish Swim School, because that’s always important! 3 Reasons to Just Keep Swimming Summer inevitably comes to an end for us. However, local swim and water safety experts…

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About a month ago, I was at the gym when tragedy struck. We had a fellow member (and friend) collapse on the bike. Myself and others at the gym immediately jumped to his aid — performing CPR, administering an AED, calling 911, and getting the area ready for the paramedics. Although we were able to keep him alive until help arrived, he later passed at the hospital. I don’t tell you this to scare you. But, make no mistake — it was really scary, and horrible, and I hope that you never have to go through it. I tell you…

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