outdoor adventure, travel + healthy living




Best Outdoorsy Foodie Gifts for 2019


Like the other categories I’ve listed, I wanted to come up with options that were good for everyone—so I didn’t include specific gels or sports drink mixes, because I can say as endurance athletes, we rarely want you to buy us new flavors or …


Creativity, Motivation, Routine and Comfort—Can They Co-Exist?


Creativity, Motivation, Routine—Can They Co-Exist?


Creativity calls to mind chaos, not routine. Splashing paint on walls, chain-smoking, you know the typical imagery. On the flip side, routine tends to sound… well, boring. It doesn’t sound overly motivating, while walking on the beach in another country has a much more …






November Check-In


Peter and I were talking the other day about how much we miss the old blog-o-sphere days. We both had our own racing blogs (his; mine) and we both followed a ton of other racers blogs. It was triathletes like Maija and Marni who …


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Holiday Gift Guide for Runners 2019


As a serious runner myself, I don’t like the idea of gifting apparel because between size, fit, and style, it’s really a personal decision on the runner’s part. It’s annoying to have someone give you gear with the best of intentions, only to realize …







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How to Pee in Bib Shorts


How to Pee in Bib Shorts: The Eternal Question. Or, at least, the eternal question when you first get in a pair and think, WTF?! If you haven’t swapped your bike shorts for a set of bibs, what are you waiting for? Bib shorts …



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Introducing Shred Girls Coaching


I’m excited to introduce Shred Girls Coaching: one-on-one weekly coaching for girls ready to crush their cycling goals! I’m looking for a few motivated young athletes who may even already work with a local team and attend weekly practices with a coach, but are …













Finding Motivation to Run


Finding Motivation to Run


As a runner, finding motivation to get out the door can be a daily struggle. I remember vividly the first runs I did when I was 19 and just getting started. I knew how many blocks I needed to run in order to do …


5 Tips... For Cyclocross


5 Tips… For Cyclocross


Getting into cyclocross this season? It’s one of my all-time favorite things. I’ve written the book on it (literally), raced at every level, traveled around the world for races (and met my Canadian husband at a CX race in China!), managed an elite team …


8 Productivity Hacks For Runners


The Best Productivity “Hacks” For Runners


Hi, my name is Molly Hurford and when I was eight years old, I had an inbox and an outbox, a filing system for correspondence, and had read every book that the Hunterdon County Library had on organization. I love a good organizational/productivity book, …








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Dealing with Constant Razor Burn When Cycling or Running


This is a conversation I have CONSTANTLY with riding and running friends. Lady parts aren’t the only sensitive skin we deal with on the bike, and chafing isn’t the only issue we deal with on the run. Anyone else have some leg/shaving issues? (Hand up!) …





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Colorado Classic Is Live This Week—Support Women Racing!


The 2019 Colorado Classic, August 22-25, is the only UCI standalone women’s stage race in North America; raising the bar with quadrupled prize purse, team stipends, live streaming and longer, more challenging routes RPM Events Group LLC, organizers of the Colorado Classic, will offer …




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In Her Bag: My Race Day Running Kit and Bag


When it comes to life on the road, running is how I managed to stay sane and maintain fitness. Now, it’s my primary form of  racing and the ultrarunning scene has been awesome. If you missed it before, the ‘What’s in Her Bag’ section …







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What’s in Her Bag: Our Camp/Van Food Box


The ‘What’s in Her Bag’ section is one of my favorite things to do each week. Each week, I’m featuring the everyday/gym/race day/sport-specific/food bag of an athlete that I love, or sharing what’s in my own bag. We started with my everyday bag, pro …




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My Top 5… Triathlon Tips


In 10 years of racing and writing about triathlon, I’ve realized that even as you start to dial your swim, bike and run, there’s still a lot to learn about putting the three sports together. So, I’m putting together my favorite tips for a …




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What’s in Her Bag: My Travel Pouch


The ‘What’s in Her Bag’ section is admittedly, my new favorite thing to both write and to chat about with the rad women who’ve taken part in it so far. Each week, I’m featuring the everyday/gym/race day/sport-specific/food bag of an athlete that I love, …


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My Top 5… Running Tips


Getting started in running? Here’s what I really, really wish I had known when I got started! If you’re not new to running, some of these may seem a little ‘duh,’ but a) that’s why they’re my Top 5, because they’re the most basic …







Sea Otter Canada: Quick Highlights


For those of you in the cycling industry, Sea Otter in California is probably written with permanent marker on your calendar for April. But this year, Sea Otter came to Ontario for the first time—and right to our backyard in Collingwood! It was held …







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My Top 5… Cycling Tips


Getting started in cycling? Here’s what I really, really wish I had known when I got started—maybe then I wouldn’t have spent the first 2 years riding in my gym shorts instead of finding comfortable bibs! If you’re not new to cycling, some of …




A Look at 32… In Training, Work, Travel + Life


I turned 32 last week, which means I am officially firmly planted ‘in my 30s.’ For the last few years, I’ve tended to do some kind of birthday post, because I usually try to use this time each year as a mid-year reflection point …



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My Top 5… Nutrition Tips


I decided I wanted to start doing a series of top-5 tips in the fields that I really find fascinating, and in topics that I’ve researched and written about extensively over the years. So, it makes sense to start with nutrition, since one of …






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5 Things to Do as an Athlete Before Summer Really Hits


It’s almost summertime, which means HOORAY, you can get outside for your training… but as an athlete, there are a few things you might want to check before the summer heat (and your race season, if you’re a runner, cyclist or triathlete) really kicks …



Wanderlust Versus Homesteading: The Struggle is Real


Wanderlust Versus Homesteading: The Struggle is Real


My sister-in-law and I were chatting a while ago during one of the rare family functions that I was actually in town for. The conversation went something like this: “So, what are you up to these days?” -Her “I’m racing tomorrow, then Monday I’m …


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6 Tips for New Triathletes This Summer


I realized that it’s been almost 12 years now since I did my first triathlon / could consider myself a new triathlete. While I’m not planning to swim-bike-run this summer (though I never completely discount it because it’s hella fun), I did start thinking …




Easy Tips to Keep Your $hit Together While Traveling


My sister and her best friend went to Ireland recently—it was Colleen’s first international trip, and while her bestie Vic is about as organized and compulsive as I am about travel stuff, it got me thinking (and imparting a lot of not-asked-for wisdom) for …






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Have You Checked Out The Outdoor Edit Store?


Just a reminder that over on recently-introduced The Outdoor Edit store, you can snag fun Shred Girls swag, plus a few fun/funnier tanks and caps!     Just a note: Grabbing gear on here isn’t just hella stylish, it helps keep this site and …





A Few of My Favorite Things: All About Feet


Peter and I were talking about the whole Marie Kondo Kon Mari concept and messing around with ways to evaluate our various ‘stuff’ the other day, and one of the ways we wanted to do it was forcing ourselves to wear every article of …







The $30 Cycling Raincoat I Ordered This Morning


Did I need another raincoat? Hell no. But I spotted this Women’s Co-op Cycles Rain Jacket in Cocoa on REI’s sale page for $30 down from $100 and fell in love. THAT COLOR!! (I know, it’s not black. Hey, I can break out of …


How Your Diet Can Help Keep You Calm


How Your Diet Can Help Keep You Calm


Can certain foods or a change in nutrition cure anxiety? Absolutely not. But… What I’m starting to realize more and more is that how we eat can absolutely change how we feel—and it’s not always about what we’re eating or drinking, part of it …





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How to NOT Kill Your Sourdough Starter


I LOVE sourdough bread. It’s super tasty, and for some reason, something about the whole fermentation / no yeast thing is just so fascinating to me. My amazing friend Karlee Gendron gave me a sourdough starter last summer, and after a few terrible tries …







How to Transition to Barefoot Running + Living


I was one of those people who did exactly what Chris McDougall hoped people wouldn’t do: after reading Born to Run, I a) signed up for a trail marathon that was happening 8 days from the day I signed up, and b) switched to …





My Best Travel Tips for Introverts


Introvert travel is tricky. I’m definitely on the introvert side of the spectrum, meaning my energy mainly comes from time alone, which makes our life on the road really freaking hard sometimes—especially when you consider that most of our travel is with people, coaching …












Perfectionist Tendencies or Just Lazy?


The new trend in the wellness industry right now seems to be articles and podcasts and IG posts all about perfectionist tendencies and how they’re holding us back. And I think that might be true for, say, 15% of people. The other 85% of …







My 5 (Everyday) Wardrobe Staples


As I keep packing and unpacking, I notice more and more patterns. Lately, I’ve been realizing that of everything I own, I turn to the same few pieces of clothing for 99% of situations, so I wanted to put together a full current list. …





A Lacrosse Ball is the Cheap Massage Tool You Need


Over on Gear Junkie, I’m talking about the most useful piece of gear that an endurance athlete can buy for under $2: a lacrosse ball. It’s small, packable, cheap as hell, and can provide the most satisfying, painful massage ever. Since we fly a …








The One Thing: Athletic Bookworm Review + Highlights


This month’s Athletic Bookworms was similar to November’s choice, The Motivation Manifesto: Not 100% athlete oriented, but a lot of lessons that we can take from it with our training (and, of course, in our everyday lives). This one was The ONE Thing: The …














The Outdoor Edit 2018 Gift Guide


I know I’m a little late to the Gift Guide game here on The Outdoor Edit but it’s been a roller-coaster of a month on here and in life. So, without further ado, a few of the things I’m giving as gifts this year …


The Art of Layers For Fall (and Spring) Running


The Art of Layers For Shoulder Season Running


Layering for runners: It’s a subtle art. You don’t want to overdress, or underdress, and you definitely don’t want a bunch of gear flapping around on you. But at the same time, buying clothing for every season is pricey and impractical, since the combo …