Sneakers in Seattle: A Whirlwind Trip to Brooks HQ

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Traveling to the West Coast almost always feels like a bit of a time warp to me because I get up on East Coast time and stay up with the West Coasters. My recent trip to Seattle to tour the city and run the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Half Marathon with my fellow Brooks Running blog ambassadors (which …
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How a Running Jumper Gave Me a Personal Breakthrough

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Of Erin, Kristen and me, I'd certainly give "most fashionable" to Kristen. She's down with trends, knows how to apply eyeliner like she has her own million-hit beauty YouTube channel and always has such great hair. So when I heard last year that Brooks Running had a running jumper coming out in its …
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Motivation Right From My Phone (and North Face)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Training for a race without a plan is kind of like finding your way along a tricky path in the dark. You have a fair chance of getting there, …
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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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Workout I Did: Neighborhood Fartleks

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With all of the talk of fartleks (and, of course, fartlek jokes) in this month's Fit Bottomed Challenge, I've had fartleks on the brain. I've always liked them --- they're such an easy way to do interval work. But as I've been finding my fitness jam post-baby, I've come to love them for another …
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