Motivation

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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The Appetite Always Wins

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Right now, I'm six or so weeks postpartum. I think I've got about 15 or 20 pounds to lose --- although I'm not sure because I'm avoiding the scale. (You'll see why in a minute.) Getting my post-baby body back has been about No. 2,309 on my list of priorities. The top five priorities are as …
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6 Tips to Get the Most From Your First Yoga Festival

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Recently I attended the Brooklyn Wanderlust 108 5K run, yoga and meditation festival and had such a fantastic time getting my "chi" in gear that I pondered and gathered the best advice for all of you future yoga festival attendees to have the most wonderful time possible, too. (By the way, …
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7 Gems of Running Wisdom From Elite Runners

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Marathon season is in full effect with the Chicago Marathon happening this weekend! (Any readers doing it or going out to cheer?!) Chicago is one of those iconic --- and flat and fast --- courses that so many runners love. Per our ambassadorship with Brooks Running, we recently got to sit in on a …
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Biggest Loser Season 16 Week 5 Recap: Stakes are high – really high

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*SPOILER ALERT!* We’re recapping tonight’s Biggest Loser episode (get all the recaps here!), so avert your eyes if you don’t want to know what happened. Dolvett wasn’t happy about losing Mike on last week's episode, and he was darned if he was going to lose another team member. Jessie’s blue team …
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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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Fall Into Your Best Self: Last Call to Sign Up for FBG Life!

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FBG Life classes start TOMORROW! And I am so pumped to help you guys make fall your best season yet. (New Years is totally overrated ... now is the time to make a change!) Throughout the six weeks, I'll be taking ladies through our online program (it's live, but classes are recorded if you can't be …
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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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