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whats in her bag

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, …



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 …


top 5 cycling tips athletes

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 …


Gear for your first ultra run

Choosing the Right Gear for Your First Ultra-Run


Over on Gear Junkie, I wrote all about my first ultra-running experience (the Killington Under Armour Mountain Run last summer) and what I learned about gear—plus a few tips from seasoned veterans of ultra. There are so many things I learned since that first …


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 …


GROSS workout mistakes

The Gross Workout Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


I am obsessed with the topic of gross workout mistakes… probably because when I was writing “Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy” I realized that so many saddle sore issues were SO preventable by just being more on top of hygienic stuff like taking …


Ortlieb Velocity Backpack

Ortlieb Velocity Backpack: Long Term Review


A backpack that can carry 45 pounds without killing my back, withstand rainstorms, and last for 5+ years at $110? Hells, yes I’d re-buy the Ortlieb Velocity Backpack. A few months ago, I realized that I have staples that I rely on over and over …


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 …



Everything You Need to Know About Biking Commuting to Work


Bicycling recently resurfaced this article I wrote about bike commuting, and it’s a good one so I figured I would give it a share as well—especially since it features a lot of my favorite people! I love the idea of bike commuting, despite working …



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 …