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6 strategies to get out of bed to run on cold, dark mornings

How to get out of bed on cold, dark mornings and go for a run

Winter is (hopefully) winding down, but many of us have several weeks – or months – of cold weather left before the warmer air settles in. And with daylight savings time starting across much of the United States, some of us morning runners are going to have an even more challenging time getting out of […]

3 more allergy relief methods for runners

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Yesterday’s run was absolutely gorgeous. The sun was shining and the temperatures were warm with steady breezes. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky – literally. My legs felt fantastic. My pace felt effortless. I rounded the street corner around mile 2 and felt a familiar trickle down my cheeks. I was crying tears of […]

6 places to walk this spring

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Spring is finally here, which means those walks for fitness will be much more pleasant. Thing is, after months upon months of being stuck on treadmills snow-covered sidewalks, even a short walk can still feel like a chore. So, it’s time to break out of this cycle and find love for putting one foot in […]

Recipe: curried lentil soup with spinach (early spring soup)

Recipe: curried lentil soup with spinach (early spring soup)

The weather here in the Rockies can’t make up its mind. On Sunday I walked around without a jacket and yesterday morning I ran in the snow with the wind whipping my face and making my eyes tear up. I’m sick of winter but it keeps holding on. So, I hold on too. By making […]

How to battle allergies on the run

Fighting allergies when you're running

Spring is right around the corner, but for some of us, the milder temperatures and longer days come at a cost: allergies. Running and allergies is nothing to sneeze over. We’ve only had spring-like weather in my neck of the woods for the past week and I’m already suffering. I’m dealing with a constant runny […]

Shut out of Boston? Consider these 8 spring marathons

Spring Marathons 2014

The Boston Marathon allowed 36,000 runners in for the 2014 race – that’s 9,000 more than last year’s race. Still, the field size wasn’t big enough to give everyone who signed up entry. Close to 3,000 time qualifiers were shut out of next year’s event. Runners who were 1 minute and 38 seconds or more […]