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Women's Running - Women's Running Magazine

Trade Show Shoes

I have a bit of a thing for shoes. At 5’8”, I love fashion footwear that adds even a few more inches to my height. But these shoes are rarely the most comfortable ones in my closet, so I reserve them for special occasions – ones where walking is kept to a minimum. Now of […]

Goodbye Funk

It’s a fact – over time, regular water bottles get a tad bit nasty. Scrub as you might, they’re eventually impossible to keep fresh. That’s why I find the new Clean Bottle so appealing. In addition to a standard screw-off top, Clean Bottle adds a leak-proof screw-off bottom to enable easy and complete cleaning and […]

Deep Water Running to a Personal Best

Back in July, I posted about my run training being confined to the pool. I had injured my foot – torn or strained a tiny ligament that gave me a whole heap of trouble. I was in the midst of training for Ironman Canada – which is basically a really long swim followed by a […]

Run & Fun in Music City

Ladies! Need a last minute fitness-fueled getaway? It’s not too late to register for the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, taking place on September 25th. The inaugural Nashville event will take runners through the scenic and historic neighborhoods of Music City, culminating with a street party at the downtown finish line. And if the […]

Come Together

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the wildfire that is raging in the mountains just north of downtown Boulder, Colorado. As of this writing, the fire remains predominantly uncontained, despite the best efforts of the tireless firefighting crews. Over 135 homes, as well as numerous other structures, have been destroyed and […]

Get Your Compression On!

Compression garments are all the rage in endurance sports these days – especially compression socks. There are, however, two distinct schools of thought as to whether the socks should be worn during exercise or simply as a recovery aid after a hard workout or race. Personally, I wear compression only as a before and after […]

Just Smile

A friend of mine who is preparing to race her first ever Ironman triathlon begged me to come home from my recent race (Ironman Canada) with tips to share. And while there are any number of useful tidbits related to each leg of the swim-bike-run event, the best advice I can give anyone – whether […]

A (Barely Noticeable) Handful

I’m generally very thirsty when I run, so for any effort lasting more than 30 minutes, I carry an electrolyte sports drink. Of course, I can’t stand any type of bottle or belt that feels burdensome, so I’m always on the lookout for hydration accessories that allow me to tote exactly what I need – […]

Ultimate Intention

As a writer and marketing professional in the running and multi-sport industry, I have the opportunity to meet a great many elite athletes. I get such a kick out of hearing their stories – how the paths they’ve chosen in life have led them to find the sports they love. I’m also always curious as […]