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A Taste of the Islands

I’ve just returned from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii where I had a chance to sample a limited edition flavor from GU Energy Labs, new Island Nectars Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel. Like its predecessors in the Roctane family, Island Nectars packs a high concentration of amino acids, electrolytes and quality carbohydrates in each 100-calorie gel pack. While […]

Warning: Extreme Fun Ahead!

The next stop in the Women’s Half Marathon race series is nearly here, and it promises to be a spectacular event. This time the series goes to Scottsdale/Tempe, Arizona on November 7th – and registration is still open if you’re tempted to join in the fun! The Women’s Half Marathon races stand out due to […]

The Real Kona Race

I’m lucky to be spending the week in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. And while the athletes competing on Saturday are surely some of the most talented endurance specialists on the planet, another Kona race gives the Ironman a run for its money in terms of pure entertainment value. The Underpants Run […]

Bye Bye School Bus

It’s never too early to inspire a love for fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Help your kids get in on the active action by participating in International Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th. Follow this link to see if your child’s school is signed up, or just join in the walk/bike – or […]

I See, You See, We All See

Last year, Smith Optics launched what I believe are some of the finest sport sunglasses ever made. The Pivlock V90 is heavy on function while light on materials – a perfect mix for runs and rides where nearly weightless frame-free design and superior technology is a priority. You can read my original post regarding the […]

Cheers to Chocolate!

Yes ladies, it’s time to raise a glass of luscious chocolate in honor of National Chocolate Milk Day. Truly, could there be a better reason to celebrate? Many athletes actually reach for chocolate milk as an aid in exercise recovery. However, for those of us who are lactose intolerant, regular milk is not an easily-digestible […]

On the Road!

I’m in the midst of a flurry of travel to fun events. I just returned home following the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. On Friday I leave for California, where I’ll race the San Jose Rock & Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, October 3rd. The next morning I’ll hop on a plane bound for […]

Girl Power

Combining running and life-skills lessons, Girls on the Run is raising a generation of confident and strong young women. The sea of pink and green says it all: this is girl territory. Nearly 800 elementary school girls have taken over a grassy field in Vasona Park in Los Gatos, Calif., for the Girls on the […]

From A to DD…

Find the perfect-fitting sports bra with these tips from Julie Baxter, vice president of Moving Comfort. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A PROPER-FITTING SPORTS BRA? The biggest reason why you should wear a proper-fitting sports bra is comfort. A runner should never think about her breasts while running. This is a key indication […]

Beyond the Marathon

Ultras take long-distance running to a whole new level. Here’s what you need to know to tackle one of these extreme races. Remember when the idea of running a marathon seemed crazy? Then you completed one. You should think about ultras the same way. Ultras are defined as anything longer than the marathon distance (26.2 […]