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Clean Up Your Act! 3 Products That Do the Job

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When you live in the Florida heat and humidity like I do, one thing is fairly certain --- you're gonna sweat. And if you're me, you're gonna sweat a lot. I mean, I'm a sweaty gal by nature, and I kind of exercise a lot, so, yeah. My skin --- and my workout wardrobe --- takes a serious …
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Mountain Climbing: What Beginners Should Expect

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Have you been reading all of Kate's amazing hiking posts and getting inspired to find a challenging peak of your own to summit? Fantastic! Enthusiasm and determination are two tools you'll need to achieve your goals, but to find out what else you'll need to do (and what you should expect as you …
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She Trains Religiously: Meet Sister Madonna, the ‘Iron Nun’

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If you're looking at your 20s or 30s in the rear view mirror and thinking you're getting a little too old to try something new and athletically challenging, there's someone you need to meet: Sister Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron Nun. She was recently inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame …
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Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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Office Exercises: Fitness Tools You Can Hide in Your Desk

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So you're pulling long hours at the office. And I'm not talking about a home office with a treadmill next to your desk --- I'm talking about a multi-person office, where there's, like, a dress code and cubicles and an actual water cooler. When you're coming in early, leaving late and trying to, you …
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