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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 …



The Athlete’s Guide to Office Life


Even though I work from home—though I have worked in offices in the past!—I still struggle with the ‘staying healthy during long workdays at the office’ conundrum. And if I’m lucky that I have a fairly flexible schedule and still find myself struggling to …




Build The Perfect Kit: Best Women’s Road Cycling Gear


Over on Gear Junkie, I wrote the article I’ve been dying to write for a while: building a women’s cycling kit, capsule wardrobe style. I loved being able to put together a roundup of my favorite jerseys and shorts—the ones that have been tried …




First Time Road Racing in … A Long Time


It’s been a week since I’ve been back from the Killington Stage Race with my BikeReg/Shared Coffee teammates in Vermont. The race marked my first time back in a road race since at least seven years ago, and it was a bit of a …