Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

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Letting Friends Inspire & Avoiding the Comparison Trap


I have a ton of amazing people in my life, from pro athletes at the top of their game to people who are fantastic all-around athletes crushing it at having a life and a job that isn’t racing. I’m so lucky that in the …



Swim, Bike, Run: Best Gear for Your First Triathlon


So over on Gear Junkie, they asked me to write about what gear you absolutely need for your first triathlon. And man, do I wish this was an article that I could have read 11 years ago… It was super fun thinking about exactly …





A Trail Runner’s Guide to Etiquette


Whenever I hear the word “etiquette,” I immediately flash to this episode of Frasier: I’m not sorry. OK, now that I have that out of my system… I talked to a bunch of trail runners and got their best advice for how to avoid …




A Few Inspirational Moments From the NICA MTB Conference


I have SO much to say about NICA and the NICA Coaches Conference that I spent last week attending—and speaking at (!)—in Bentonville, Arkansas. Seriously, I have pages filled with notes for articles and ideas, because the entire week was just this massive outpouring …




6 Simple Tips for Running Uphill Strong


After our recent La Cloche speed hike, as I eyed it up to consider running the 80km trail (and contemplated the 50K mountain running race I’m signed up for in August), I realized I need to get a lot stronger at uphill running. Thankfully, …



Favorite Natural Skincare Essentials & Additions for Athletes


OK, admission: I’m not always into ‘natural’ options for my skincare/makeup/general life. I sometimes wish I was the kind of person who only opted for natural, organic options all the time, but honestly, I think there are times when we need stuff that’s a …