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The Best Thing I Did This Year Is Only Two Letters Long

saying no

No. Nope. Nuh-uh. That's it. That was my big, huge, ground-shifting, life-changing revelation this year. 2014 was the year of learning to say no ... and mean it. Don't misunderstand --- I don't say no to everything, all the time. Far from it, actually --- case in point here! But this tiny …
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A Triathlon Three-peat: TriRock Clearwater Race Recap

triathlon race

As much as I love trying something new with races --- challenging myself with a new distance or visiting a cool location --- I also accept that there's something to be said for returning to the same race year after year. I mean, it's really difficult to compare one triathlon to another. A downriver …
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Gift Guide: What to Buy Your Favorite Runner

gift guide for runners

While it's entirely possible to be a serious runner with no real gear other than shoes and the necessary clothing to cover your private bits, many runners will tell you that some of the other neat gear out there makes logging those miles a whole lot more fun. That being said, if you're not a …
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Fitness Goals: Giving the Gift of Getting Fit!

fitness goals

The following post is sponsored by TomTom. For our sponsored post policy, click here. It's funny. I went into 2014 with really scaled-back goals due to my knee issues. I fully intended to take things a little easier, take some time off of running, and really focus on rehab. And then I ended up …
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Last Chance to Vote For Your Favorite ’80s Workout Song!

best 80s songs

We've gotten some awesome responses to our best workout songs of the Eighties survey, and we're about to shut things down ... so that we can get started on the brackets and the raddest playoff everrrrr! So! This is just a last call to cast your votes --- here's the link to the survey. We'll give …
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Swimming Workout: Fartleks in the Pool

swimming fartlek

I know some (but not all!) people think of swimming as solely a summer sport, and while I understand that hopping in a pool in the middle of winter might not appeal to everyone, I have to say that I, personally, think swimming is a perfect holiday season workout. First off, it burns a crapload of …
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