Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Travel



Washing Your Cycling Kit: Dos and Don'ts of Laundry Cycles


Laundry. Seems ultra-simple, right? Wash, rinse, repeat. Umm… Turns out with cycling kit, it can be a little more complicated. In addition to skin irritation—more on that in a sec—I was out on a ride yesterday and got caught in the rain. A guy …



7 Ways to Consistently Run While Traveling


Summer is officially here, and that means SUMMER VACATION! (Cue cheering noises here, and a countdown calendar for us to be done with Ironman so I can truly embrace the doing-whatever-I-want-for-training lifestyle again…) Anyway, for most of us, summer is a great time to …

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On Turning 30 (And Totally Not Freaking Out.)


So, I turn 30 today. That’s a scary thing to write, for someone who still kind of feels like she’s 17. I didn’t think much about the fact that I would be hitting this milestone back when I was, say, 28. But in the …



Watch Your Water Bottles: A Cyclist Traveler PSA


I wrote earlier this year about how I was swapping out my water bottle and coffee-buying habit at the airport for a Nalgene and a completely sealed thermos, but it’s time for a refresher as to why I fixated on that swap… Peter recently …



Summer Travel & Your Training


Summer travel & training. Yikes. This one stresses me out a lot right now. Our travel schedule—ironically, stacked with races, but for me, mostly races I’m doing talks at—makes it really hard to work in the hours needed for IM training. It’s been a …



Supporting Your Active Lifestyle on a Budget: Gear


I’ve written about the best ways to keep your active clothing expenses under control (quality over quantity here!) and how to budget for a serious need for cheap, healthy eats while on the road. And all of that, by the way, crosses over into saving …




Active Travel on a Budget: Clothing


I’ve been trying harder and harder lately to create a capsule-style wardrobe for active travel. It’s never easy, and it’s rare that there are trips with just one activity, or just one climate. Most of the time, there’s a blend of running, hiking, cycling, …