Posts by Susan

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Bike

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A sign outside my local bike shop says it best: You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike (and that's basically the same thing). But what kind of bike should you get? After all, some bikes might make you more happy than others. Choosing the right bike from the many two-wheeled options …
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Triathlon: What I Save on vs. What I Splurge on

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For this Question of the Week, we're asking some of the FBGs: What do you splurge on and where do you save when it comes to fitness? See Susan's answer below! As a general rule, I like to keep things on the thrifty side when it comes to Ironman triathlon. The sport isn't a cheap one, but it …
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Workout I Did: One Hike To Rule Them All

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I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I've never read any of the Lord of The Rings books, nor have I watched the movies. Given that it's one of the most popular books and films of all time, I'm sure it's quite an excellent story. Still, it's just never appealed to me. This bothers my husband, Neil …
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Resolution Revamp: How to Tweak Your New Year’s Resolutions to Work

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We always enter the New Year with the best of intentions. We'll lose those five pounds, swear off sugar forever, and run that half marathon. But intentions are not actions, and many people fail to follow through on their New Year's resolutions. Does that mean all resolutions are bunk? Not …
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Why MEAT Is the New RICE When It Comes to Treating Injuries

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Whether you’ve done the telltale stiff strut the day after a race or found yourself with a stiff neck from not paying attention to form during CrossFit, it’s likely you’ve faced down a musculoskeletal injury that required “RICE” --- an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Since 1978, …
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These Running Shoes Get the FBG Stamp of Approval!

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Over the last few weeks, we've talked a lot about running shoe shopping --- what to look for, where to look for 'em, and how to know when you've found your sole mate. During that time, we've shown you a lot of shoes as examples --- these are all shoes that grace the feet of our own Fit Bottomed …
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3 Tricks to Make Your New Running Shoes ‘Just Right’

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Shopping for running shoes can make you feel like a modern-day Goldilocks. Some shoes are too tight, while others are too loose. Some have too much cushioning, some have arches that don’t align with yours, and others just feel ... weird. It’s okay if you don’t have the words to describe why a …
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Gettin’ Fancy With Specialized Running Shoes

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We’re getting fancy with our running shoes today! Though running shoes used to be a pretty standard setup (soles, upper, laces --- voila! Go run!), a lot of niche markets have popped up within running in recent years. Today, if you go to your local running shop, you’ll find a variety of categories …
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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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While you’re shopping for your new running shoes (because now you've got the expert tips, right?), you’ll likely hear your sales associate throw around the lingo of the trade: “heel-toe drop,” “midsole,” “bends.” But what does it all mean? Never fear: we’ve got a crib sheet to help you learn the ins …
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