Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Motivation


Being Tired—When Fatigue Is Holding You (Me!) Back


Fatigued? A little overwhelmed? A little underwhelmed? Feeling “off”? Yep. “Do you ever think maybe we’re rushing too much?” I asked Peter as I tried not to grump at him from the passenger seat of our van, as we ran a few minutes behind …




Picking the Perfect Running Mantra


Ever start a run and feel a little… less than motivated? (Of course you have. Everyone does.) You may need a running mantra. So, while podcasts and kick-ass playlists are awesome, they won’t do you much good when it comes to race day, and …




The Athletic Bookworm: Final Thoughts on The Brave Athlete


First of all, huge thanks to everyone who read and commented during our first book in the Athletic Bookworms Book Club, “The Brave Athlete.” I really enjoyed this book a ton—though I admit, I had moments where I wished I’d picked something a little …




12 Rad Cycling Women You Need to Follow on Instagram


Looking for some inspiration to put in long miles or explore new places on your bike? When I was assigned a piece rounding up rad female cyclists for Bicycling, I was super stoked: it offered me a chance to spend some time trolling Instagram, …



“Back to School” Resolutions: 2017 Edition


You guys know I’m a huge fan of resolutions. I make them a couple times a year: New Years, birthdays occasionally, and always, always, always, for Back to School. My fondest summer memories involve floating in the ocean at the beach with my sister …



8 Simple Ways to Train, Eat, and Exercise Like an Athlete


It’s been a huge adventure writing for Outside magazine lately, and this article was super fun for me to put together. I pitched as “the rise of duh science in athletics,” and I was so happy with how it turned out. Basically, the premise …