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summer athlete concerns


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 …


Simple Tips for new triathletes


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 …






the outdoor edit store


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 …











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 …




coping with a bad workout


How to Cope With (and Turn Around) a Bad Workout


Bad workouts are a fact of life/training. They’re impossible to avoid… and honestly, I try look at a crappy workout as a positive in a lot of ways. Feeling exhausted? That may be because you went super hard the day before, or maybe it …




Little (No BS) Ways to Boost Your Cycling Fitness


This is an older article that came out last year, but I think it’s a really good one to bring up at this time of year, when everyone has started racing, assessed where they are, and — let’s be honest — panicked that they …