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  • Holiday Gift Idea: the BibKeeper

    Holly Bennett /

     With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s not too soon to start thinking about meaningful gifts for the runners on your list. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share some fun and unique ideas that I’ve come across.  First up is a perfect item for the running scrapbook fanatic – or anyone, really, who wants to […]

  • CafePress Creations

    Holly Bennett /

    CafePress is a user-generated commerce site for custom designed t-shirts and other goodies. What this means is that if you have a design to share, you can create a “shop” on CafePress and make the items available to anyone who’s interested. For example, if you have a running team or club, you can create your […]

  • Sporty Jewels

    Holly Bennett /

    When Denise Relke was sidelined from running due to a broken ankle, she created a running pendant in her silversmithing class. The pendant served as a talisman to ensure that Denise’s ankle would heal and she would be back on her feet again soon, running her favorite trails. Denise wasn’t the only one inspired by […]

  • Brooks For Her – Performance Gear with a Purpose

    Holly Bennett /

    At a time where charitable giving may be threatened by a shaky economy, Brooks Sports has eschewed this uncertainty and stepped up to pledge its support in the fight against breast cancer. With the launch of the Brooks For Her collection of performance running apparel, the company introduces a fitness and fashion savvy line accented […]

  • Active Maternity Gear

    Tiffany Connors /

    In most women’s pregnancies, there comes a point when we have to face the facts: We can no longer wear our pre-pregnancy workout clothes. At 15 weeks pregnant, my moment came a few days ago: Even my oversized T-shirts were starting to creep up over my expanding abdomen. And now that I’ve traded the pavement […]

  • Feel-Good Fleece

    Jenn Weede /

    Gore-Tex is known as the brand “guaranteed to keep you dry.” This October they’re exposing their softer side. “Give a Warm Fuzzy, Get a Warm Fuzzy” is a new program launching online to raise awareness and support for three respected outdoor charities and W.L. Gore’s newest Windstopper fleece. The warm and fuzzy Windstopper is so […]

  • Finding the Right Shoes

    Lisa Jhung /

    Nine new running shoes enhance performance on roads, trails or both. Whether you log miles on pavement, dirt or a little of both, this year’s advancements in running shoes can give you a jump start on your training and take you well into winter. New road runners range from super-cushy to stable and supportive to […]

  • Here’s Why You Should Consider Ditching Your Flip Flops

    Here’s Why You Should Consider Ditching Your Flip Flops

    Kristin Harrison /

    A summer staple—in some states, you'll see them year round—may be causing you some pain. Here's what researchers found out.