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Workout I Did: A Walk (Errr, Run) in the Woods

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Yesterday afternoon, out of the blue, I got the itch to run. Which was awesome, because while I was training for Augusta, I rarely experienced that on account of the fact that I had such a strict workout schedule set that by the time the urge to run would hit, I was already heading out for whatever …
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What to Expect: Zumba

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I remember the first Zumba class I ever witnessed. My gym has a large instruction room with a window that lets the whole gym look inside, and I recall feeling the thumping beat through my sneakers while watching a large group of women (and a few men) --- all ages, sizes, colors and ability levels …
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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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