From Kristen

Knowing Your Limits vs. Failing

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I'm back from Hawaii with a bit of a tan, a few surfing-related wounds, and a ton of stories I can't wait to share. It turns out you can fit a lot of FBG-worthy activities into a two-week period! So, I hope you don't mind, but you'll see quite a few Hawaii-related posts over the next couple of …
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Runners: You Still Need to Watch What You Eat

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Many running groups and endurance athletes are notorious for a couple of things: Getting up wicked early on a weekend to get in a long workout, and eating more than any non-runner their size could dream of putting away, especially immediately afterward. Hell, I've finished super long training …
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Setting My Sights Halfway: The intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta

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Three years ago, I had the chance to ask Bob Harper for his advice on how I'd know if I was ready to commit to a half-Ironman distance triathlon. He said, if I was thinking about it, I'm ready. It took a while for me to agree, but let's go ahead and make it official. I'm ready. I'm registered. …
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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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8 Healthy Living Tips I’ve Learned From My Pets

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I am most definitely a pet person. I've always had dogs and cats, and honestly, loving them is a big part of who I am. I might be an entirely different person without them in my life, and I definitely don't think I'd have learned these eight healthy living lessons very well without them (and you …
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Fusion Fly: Kicking off the FBG Retreat With a Sweaty Bang

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I've been known to spend a little time on the bike, so when I saw that Jenn had tried out a Spin class with a twist in her hometown of Kansas City, I let her know right away that, should I come to visit, we were going to have to check it out. And that's exactly what we did as a big, sweaty group at …
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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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Mizuno Asks: What if Everybody Ran? (Plus Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Review)

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As I've mentioned in the past, I'm really lucky to count a huge number of talented, dedicated and sociable runners as my friends. We might have different races and different paces, but once we all gather together at the end, we're all just runners. (And, generally, happy to be done!) Recently, …
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