5 Reasons “Thin” Doesn’t Mean “Healthy”

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A few months ago, I had a conversation that stuck with me long after it was over. After listening to a colleague detail his busy schedule, from four kids to a full time job and master’s program, I was curious. My instant and honest response was to look at him seriously and ask, “But…how do […]

Try, Tie, and Buy the Perfect Running Shoe

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Buying running shoes is a tricky business. On the one hand, you really need to take the time to try on shoes until you find the perfect pair. On the other hand, you don’t want to look like a complete fool who doesn’t know his left foot from his right (or, worse yet, like you’re […]

Running While Pregnant? 3 Must-Know Tips

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I took the photo below while on a lovely run in the Idaho foothills. The weather here has been on a warming trend, and I even spotted a few flowers poking through the dead brush on the trails. I finished my run feeling refreshed and alive—it was the first sunny trail run I’d done in […]

6 Health Benefits of Yoga

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A while back, I was having a rough start to my week. It was only Monday, and I was already dealing with a stressful situation, difficult news about a family member’s health, and a number of other stressors. In general, my work and life are relatively stress-free, so this particular day weighed heavily on my […]

Postpartum Running: 6 Tips to Getting Back After Birth

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  Welcoming my daughter was the happiest moment of my life. The weeks to follow were some of the hardest. Sleeping, eating, showering—all of these had to wait until my baby had her needs met. Exercising didn’t even come close to making the list of must-dos. Running was always in the back of my mind, […]

Slogging It Out: Sometimes You Just Have to Suffer Through It

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Last summer, I competed in a half marathon race. I awoke early that morning, had my typical breakfast of avocado toast and coffee, and donned my racing gear. I gathered my running “fuel” of nutrition blocks and electrolyte drink. With my race number secured to the front left leg of my shorts, I got into […]