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Good Morning?

Wanting a key race goal for the summer, I recently registered for the San Francisco Marathon on July 31st. As I excitedly surfed the race website, one fine-print detail caught my eye: Please note that the early start time is needed to run on the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge. Excellent, I thought – […]

Women Who Move: Cindy Aitken

Cindy Aitken Virginia Beach, VA AGE: 35 JOB: Storyteller and literacy workshop presenter Click photo to enlarge Running provides many outlets for me: It’s a stress-reliever, a fun time with my kids, a great time to be alone and clear my mind, and a simple way to start date night with my husband. Running truly […]

Partners

When you’re not out pounding the pavement or trails here are some sites worth visiting: Active NetworkActivaAmerican Diabetes AssociationBreast Cancer Network of StrengthDisney’s Wide World of Sports – EnduranceEndurance Sport EyewearHeadsweatsHolabird SportsMoms In MotionPolarRoad Runners Club of AmericaRoad Runner SportsSee Mommy RunSee Jane RunSkirt SportsTampa Bay FitTeam In TrainingTitle NineTraining PeaksUSA Track & FieldWomen’s Sports […]

Drop, Fizz, Drink!

If you like a bit of ZING in your drink – without heaps of unnecessary sugar – you’ll love the new GU Brew Electrolyte Tablets. Offered in three tasty flavors – Peach Tea, Orange and Lemon Lime – the quick-dissolving tablets give an electrolyte boost that water alone lacks. A single-tablet serving (dissolved in h2o) […]

Sweet Revenge

FuelBelt has long been a leader in on-the-go hydration solutions. Now, with their new Revenge Series belts, maintaining a steady flow of electrolytes has never been easier. The Revenge Series incorporates molded bottle holsters which allow for quick one-handed entry and exit, making frequent sip-taking a totally hassle-free experience. Revenge belts come in both custom-fit […]

Sometimes We Go BOOM!

Earlier this week, I got a little too up close and personal with the trail. I’m not exactly known for my physical grace, the layers of scarring on my knees a testament to previous tumbles. Still, each new fall is painfully jarring, and something I’d prefer to avoid. Ironically, I was running with my friend […]

Run & Shop ‘Til You Drop!

The energetic and slightly eccentric running gals of Run Like a Mother book fame, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, are at it again. This time, they’ve launched a store (added to their recently renamed website www.anothermotherrunner.com) where you can purchase tees and accessories to spice up your sporty life. The baby-soft cotton or technical […]

Mile Markers

I’m excited to get my hands on a copy of Kristin Armstrong’s new book, Mile Markers. The book contains 26 chapters (plus a .2 epilogue) celebrating a variety of themes that apply to running and, moreover, life: Friendship, Fear, Passion, Hills, Love/Hate and Roadblocks are among the chapter titles. Grab a copy for yourself and […]

She Can’t Hear Me!

Last weekend I participated in my first race of the season, a lovely local 10k in conjunction with the Boulder Spring Half Marathon. I’ll admit I was struggling to run hard for six miles – I have a long way to go to be in real race shape. Yet while my pace was slow compared […]