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7 (Tiny) Pieces of Running Gear That Can Change Your Life

7 (Tiny) Pieces of Running Gear That Can Change Your Life


Running: All you need is shoes and you’re set, right? Mostly, that’s true. But if you’re running regularly, there are some small pieces of gear that can be total gamechangers. For me, that’s been things like a $13 armband so I’m not holding my …



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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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5 Ways to Upcycle a Nuun Tube for Travel, Training + Food


I’ve talked a lot about nuun electrolyte tables lately because as temps rise, I’m relying on the electrolytes more than ever… and I have a camping trip where we’ll be hiking and running a ton and filtering water as we go, and you know …


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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, …



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 …


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 …


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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 …