Editor’s note: This post was largely written before the insanity and reality/tragedy of COVID-19 set in around the world.  The first time I had a spritz was in Italy. I was in Venice with my then boyfriend (now husband) and it was what the bartender recommended at the hotel bar. One sip and I was like … via GIPHY I LIKE this drink. Now, the spritz has gotten super trendy — and even had some backlash against it for being overrated. Which just seems grumpy to me. via GIPHY Because the spritz is not only tasty, but also it’s refreshing…

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Back in August, I announced that I was training for the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, and that I was going to get a PR (meaning I needed to beat 2:16:39, although my ideal goal was 2:10) — or blow up trying. Be careful what you put out to the universe, kids. Doubts on Doubts on Doubts I began having fairly serious doubts about a month out. I’d had a few strong cutback runs, but my regular long runs were far slower than my goal pace of 9:45 — which wouldn’t have concerned me if they hadn’t felt so hard, but…

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When I heard the Namaqualand Flower Festival doesn’t just encourage fun outfits, they reward it — I was in. That’s how I ended up running 20km like this…

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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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I can’t begin to count the number of hours I’ve spent in a bike saddle over the past decade — but I can tell you that my most recent rides have been a whole different level of fun. It all started this spring in Venice, Calif., when I flew out for a media day with Cannondale as they released their newest bike: The Treadwell. It’s not a cruiser, and it’s not a roadie. With a super lightweight but durable frame, wide, grippy tires, and 9-speed Shimano shifters, it falls somewhere in between. That’s by design. This bike was created to…

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