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Altra Women’s Superior 3.5 Trail Running Sneaker Review


UPDATE: Really disappointed with their customer service. After only a couple of weeks, the one shoe developed a small hole in the upper (which does happen, I get it), and trying to get it replaced is like pulling teeth. I’m still waiting to sort …



Essential Swim Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed


Over at Gear Junkie, I wrote all about the Essential Swim Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed because, let’s be honest, most of us just assume goggle + suit and good to go. Which isn’t wrong exactly, but there’s a lot of sweet gear …




Secrets of Success: How to Turn a Non-Runner Into a Runner


As someone who spent 20 years eschewing all things athletic, it’s always interesting to me how you ‘make’ a runner out of a non-runner. Over at MapMyRun, I was super inspired by my younger sister finally, gradually, getting into running and actually keeping it …



Easy DIY PVC Cyclocross Barriers


Cyclocross season is coming up, and you’re already thinking about skills training, right? RIGHT?! I know after we released the recent Consummate Athlete Podcast with Kaitie Keough, I started getting pretty fired up. Every year that I’ve raced cyclocross, one of my major focuses …






The Fastest Healthy Road Trip Dinner—The Grocery Store Stop


I love a big salad for dinner—and on road trips, let’s be honest, often, veggies get ignored in favor of easier on-the-go options. So at least once every day or two, we opt for this big salad option, built out of leftover veggies and …



5 Running Trends That Are Out in 2018


I love a good running or fitness trend, let’s be real. And I totally admit that I get wrapped up in them—I love new gadgets, new challenges, stuff like that… And in the past, I was TERRIBLE with the “let’s hit this insane workout …