Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Fitness


The 5-Move Core Workout for Runners


This was a really fun piece to do for MapMyRun because, between you and me, it really cleaned up my core routine a bit. (I have the tendency to sort of crunch my way through an episode of Parks and Rec rather than doing …



The 8 Things Outdoor Adventurers Should Spring Clean


Spring has sprung, and that means spring cleaning! I always loved it as a kid: I would (seriously) pull everything I owned out of closets, shelves, and drawers, stack it in the middle of my room, and then… put it all back, getting rid …



Consummate Athlete Podcast: Avoid Chronic and Acute Injury


I interviewed Bernard Condevaux for an article last month, and as I was talking to him, I knew we absolutely had to get him on The Consummate Athlete Podcast. The guy is a total PT rockstar—he’s worked with tons of big sports teams, been …



Running in the Spring is the Best — Here’s Why


Spring has sprung! And over at MapMyRun.com, I’m talking about why running in the spring is the absolute best, for so many (fun and scientific) reasons. So, if you need a dose of motivation to get out the door, check it out— Running in …



How to Avoid 7 of the Most Dreaded Fitness Horror Stories


Who doesn’t love talking about poop, really? I loved writing this one because it’s so easy to paint a glamorous picture of the active lifestyle, but we miss a lot of the awkward moments and uncomfortable situations. (You know what I’m talking about.) So, …



Why Every Runner Should Try Parkour


I’m a massive fan of Parkour for everyone, but runners in particular. Over at MapMyFitness.com, I talked to a rad Parkour studio owner about what makes it so darn useful for those of us who love to run. Trust me, a class or two …



Getting Back in the Pool—Talk Yourself Into It


I used to swim a few times a week, in my early triathlon days. But, similar to riding, it’s not a get-up-and-go activity like running. It requires finding a pool, finding the right open lap times, getting there, swimsuits, goggle marks… It’s a pain …




The 5 Things Every Runner Should Track


I go in and out of tracking workouts, and right now, I’m heavily into it. I should always be tracking, even when I’m not training for something specific, just so I have an idea of my baseline, but I admit, I fall off the …



Pack the Perfect Bag for Runs and Workouts


I do love a good packing article. And a good running article. Really, this was the most fun thing I could possibly write, over at MapMyRun.com: Pack the Perfect Bag for Runs and Workouts