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Lucky’s Life Lessons on Patience and Acceptance

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Last year was a busy one. I bought my first ever brand new car, got married on the sly and rescued Lucky, a 4-year-old Border Collie-Schipperke mix. Trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash and ... petrified of everyone. She was quite the departure from my last super-social fur baby, but I was …
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Compress Don’t Regress: Tish’s Take on the FBG Retreat

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Compression socks became kind of my theme for the FBG retreat, so my overall thoughts on the week center around all things recovery --- both physical and mental. There's just nothing like the joy of healing I tell ya! A little back story: The night before I left for Kansas City, Kathy from Marvy …
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An Ironman Wedding and Fashion-Forward Tri Gear: Melissa Moo Harkins of MooMotion

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Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a cool new line of triathlon apparel for women: MooMotion. Now, as neat as the line is (and it's definitely worth checking out), I have to say I was just as taken with its creator, Melissa Moo Harkins. Heck, just a few lines into her bio, you learn that she …
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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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The #FBGAntiDiet Challenge: You Are More Than the Number on the Scale

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You are more than the number on the scale. We say that a lot here on FBG, but we say it so often because it's important. And while you probably just skimmed the statement before and thought, "Yeah, there is more to life than pounds," for today's #FBGAntiDiet meme (enter obligatory book plug …
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The #FBGAntiDiet Challenge: Get Your Self-Confidence From Within

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Guys, it has been SO FUN to see your #FBGAntiDiet images and read about your diet-free experiences! And, because, well, we love to share, here are THREE that we've been loving on. First, a Tweet from reader Amy that is too darn sweet. (Amy --- shoot us a pic of your pup!) My favorite workout is …
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The Olympics Moment That Always Makes Me Cry

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I love the Olympics for so many reasons. The hard work and dedication of the athletes. The pride in country. The hardships. The comebacks. The heartbreak. And the triumphs that make  it all worth it. I even love the cheesy commercials. And no one does the Olympic commercial better than Visa. They …
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WTF Is Cancer? And Why Does Everybody Have It?

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Now that's one heck of a question, isn't it? We read that in our email inbox and thought, yeah, why does everyone have cancer it seems? Sure, we have a general idea of what cancer is, but I don't know a single person who doesn't know someone who has suffered with it, is dealing with it or has passed …
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Life Is Like a Box of Workouts

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Forrest Gump may have said that life is like a box of chocolates, but I beg to differ. It's more like a box of workouts. Let me explain ... It's well known that working out makes you feel good. But exercise, if you stick with it, can do more than just pump out endorphins after a killer boot …
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