Hiking

Don’t Be ‘That’ Girl: 5 Tips for Hiking on Tribal Lands

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with everything you need to know about hiking on tribal lands, as she’s been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! If you’re hiking in the Southwest to prepare for a hike to Havasupai Falls or the Grand Canyon, you may …
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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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Training for Havasupai: Hikes in Phoenix

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She's back today with some hikes in Phoenix she's been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. We have lots of straight up hikes up mountains and …
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Take a Hike With Kate! Here’s What to Pack …

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Hey, hey! We have a new series of posts coming at you for the next few months: Take a Hike With Kate! Kate Crowley is a freelance marketing and PR consultant living in Phoenix with her husband, dog, five chickens and busy schedule of hiking, swimming, running and yoga. This summer she plans to go on …
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Workout I Did: Hiking Valencia Peak (aka the Most Gorgeous Place Ever)

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Remember when I went to Paso Robles, Calif., and fell in love with the place? Well, Ryan and I loved it SO much that we went back recently for a getaway that was pretty much my own version of heaven. Fresh seafood, gorgeous views, amazing wine ... and a hike that took two things I love --- the ocean …
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Want to Feel Good? Get Outside! Why Outdoor Workouts Are Sooo Good for You

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With the leaves falling in gorgeous hues of red, yellow and orange (the above image is actually from my running trail!), now is the perfect time to ditch the gym for a few workouts, get outside and embrace good ol' nature! Recently, there has been tons of research that has focused on the so-called …
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From Heart Transplant Recipient to Mountain Climber: Kelly’s Story

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As a young adult, Kelly Perkins enjoyed a happy life with her husband, Craig, in beautiful Southern California, but still experienced some of the same types of concerns and insecurities many of us face, like wishing for longer legs, feeling like she didn't measure up to her brothers' athletic …
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10 Gym-Free No-Equipment Workouts

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It's the final day of You Can Do It Week so you can probably see where we're going with this, right? Not having fitness equipment or a gym membership does stink, but it's no excuse for not getting fit! In fact, the kind of stuff you can do without the gear and alongside the grunty dudes in the gym …
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Not the Welcome Back I Wanted

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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had a glorious vacation that gave me a badly needed break from technology. It's hard to really explain what that week away from my phone and computer did for my brain, but let it suffice to say that it was incredible. But that didn't mean I just sat around …
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Tish’s Best Fitness Memory

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What's your best fitness memory? That's the Question of the Week that each FBG is asking herself! Inspiration for this post comes from the super cool Brooks Running Run Happy campaign! Erin and Jenn are both cheater Peters, but I get it. When you morph into a Fit Bottomed Girl, weird things start …
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