Posts by Susan

Sun Safety Essentials

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It's here! It's finally, finally here! After what my Nor'easter friends declared the "Longest. Winter. Ever." the sun is here! If you're like me, you want to spend as much time as possible basking in its glorious rays. And why wouldn't you? Running outside beats the treadmill any day, there's …
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5 Ways to Maintain Your Long-Distance Fit Friendships

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A few months ago, I moved to Salt Lake City. Though I was glad to get out of the Phoenix heat, I wasn’t so okay with leaving behind my circle of friends. In Arizona, I was only one text message away from a workout buddy; here in Utah, my contacts list is empty. I’ve tried --- and, if I must be …
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Workout I Did: A Balancing Act

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Let's get one thing straight: I've never claimed to be "balanced" in any way, shape for form. In fact, I've always been a little off-kilter, and proud of it. Until I was literally imbalanced. One of the things I've learned as I come back from ankle rehabilitation surgery is that my right leg (the …
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Why I Work Out — And Would Never Take a Magic Pill

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Karen posed this question ... What would your life be like if some kind of pill existed that kept you fit?  No such thing exists --- even though advertisers would like you to believe so. But if it did, how would your life be different? What would you have missed out on or what lessons would you …
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Take Back Your Drawer Space! How to Get Rid of Unused Gadgets

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I’m in the midst of packing up my house for a move, and one thing is for certain: I have accumulated a lot of fitness crap. This is, in part, due to the fact that my husband and I are both Ironman triathletes, and as such, require a fair amount of doodads and whatzits. It’s also in part …
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The Official FBG Guide to Group Cycling

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Ever had a question similar to this? "I started riding my bike last year while training for my first sprint triathlon. This year, I'd like to do a century ride. There is a weekly group ride with my gym I want to train with, but I've never ridden with others. What do I need to know before I …
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Workout I Did: Post-Surgery Seated Sweat Sesh

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As an athlete, 2014 was one of my worst years. Mostly because of this: You see, one thing I didn't mention in last month's Workout I Did post, where I talked about hiking The Lord of The Rings' Mount Doom in New Zealand, was that I rolled my ankle during the hike. Because we were six miles …
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