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Race review: Wine and Dine half marathon

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This past weekend, I ran the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. It was a unique experience to say the least! It was my first night race, my first half marathon during pregnancy, and the first race I’ve run that served wine at the finish line (though obviously I couldn’t partake in […]

It’s OK to love running just a little bit less

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I’m in this spot where I’ve been running consistently for over 10 years. I’ve earned good race times at distances from the 5K to 15K to marathon. Even better, I’ve raced in more than 50 events big and small in my hometown and beyond. I even ran a half marathon (and several other “races”) while […]

25 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes

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Last week my editor asked if I could write a blog post sharing some vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes that were made with fresh, natural foods. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 4 years and my initial reaction was, “I’m not sure I’ll be able to find enough options, but I’ll see.” I don’t know what I […]

How to kick your sugar habit

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It’s that time of year again. The months between Halloween and Easter are essentially a dessert lover’s Superbowl every single day. I fit this bill. I can resist ice cream cones and other summertime treats, but once fall rolls around? Forget it. My weaknesses include pumpkin pies, gingerbread lattes, Christmas cookies, and chocolate-shaped hearts and […]

The road to my first marathon: Fergus Curtin’s story

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WalkjogRun user, Fergus Curtin, 32, of Limerick City, Ireland, was always an athlete. But, like so many parents, he no longer had time for his team once his sons, aged 4 and 5, started playing their own sports. Still, Curtin yearned to be active. The only time of day he could work out was 6 […]

Friends with (running) benefits

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It took me a long while to start dating . . . in the running community. See, we have a lot of great friends — both locally and not so near — but few of them are runners. After jogging by myself for years upon years, I found myself lonely and living in a brand […]

The best temperature for running

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I’m one of those runners who’s rarely happy with the weather. We don’t get much of a fall or spring in my neck of the woods so I feel like it’s always too something on every run – too cold, too damp, too hot, too humid, too windy. I can tell you my ideal running […]

Podcast: personal trainer to the stars spills her training secrets

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Last year, we talked to celebrity personal trainer , Ashley Borden, who is known for her body transformations and has worked with some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, including Reese Witherspoon, Ke$ha, Natasha Bedingfield, Ryan Gosling, Mandy Moore, and Christina Aguilera. So many of you wanted to hear more from her — especially right before […]

Recipe: Pumpkin spice muffins (vegan, gluten-free)

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I’ve been working on this recipe for a couple of weeks now. The first two attempts were not good. But I was determined to get it right before pumpkin season ends. We only get a few months to truly enjoy pumpkin in all its glory. Luckily, third time is a charm! These muffins are full […]

Great battery life but terrible GPS tracking!

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We pride ourselves as having the most accurate GPS in the app store but with the introduction of iOS 7 a subtle change to the settings of your iPhone may be foiling our efforts! Background App refresh When Apple released iOS 7 they added a setting called background app refresh designed to keep apps up […]