Jolyn’s Success Story: I Am an Athlete

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Here in Kansas City there's this fabulous nonprofit organization for women called WIN for KC. The whole mission of the group is to empower women through active events and community. (Yeah, you know we dig that.) And one of its biggest events is the WIN for KC Tri, which is a women's-only triathlon …
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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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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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MooMotion: Functional Fitness Fashion for Ladies Who Tri

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Triathlon gear can be tricky. I mean, whatever you wear has to work for swimming, cycling and running, plus, you know, it should fit well and, ideally, look good. And if you're like me, you have another component to add --- you want a bright color that stands out so anyone who came to the race to …
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Fit Bloggers We Love: Two Triathletes Talk Hair Excuses

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Oh, how my butt twitches when I hear excuses why someone can't work out. I was once the queen of excuses and it left me unhealthy and weak for many years. I think it's that frustration that led me to fall in love with Whitney and Alex, the two gals behind Sporty Afros, a website dedicated to fitness …
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13 Things to Expect at Your First Triathlon

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To keep your motivational mojo going, we here at FBG thought it would be fun to share the inside scoop on a few of our favorite things --- from workouts to races to healthy eats. So if you've been wanting to try out a new healthy thing but are a bit intimidated or afraid to try it, have no fear, the …
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What an Ironman-in-Training Eats for a Day

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Ever wondered what someone training for an Ironman might eat in a day? I have. Gosh, even after I trained for and ran a marathon (which, you know, they run as the last leg of their race), my food intake went way up. And the hunger. Oh, my goodness, the primal hunger. It was insane. So when our very …
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Chilling Out for Race Day

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What is it about me and fall? The last two years, I've made big plans for my last tri of the year, and the last two years, I've ended up injured and not as well-trained as I'd planned. Last year, it was my back. This year, it was a mix of just not quite feeling the eye of the tiger, then screwing up …
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