Goal Setting for a New Year

Why is the first week back from a holiday or vacation so hard? I don’t know if it was because we traveled to San Francisco and returned on New Year’s Day. Or if it was because I actually took a week off from work — like barely opened my computer, didn’t touch any work files, didn’t answer work-related emails — and it was a bitch to catch up on everything ....more

2016 Nailed It List

Photo: Ethan Robertson It’s become a tradition here on this little old blog to put together a Nailed It list at the end of the year. It’s a chance to look back on the year and celebrate things that you’re...more

6 Post-Race Recovery Tips

Crush your training cycle? Now it’s time to crush your recovery. Here are 6 post-race recovery tips to help you rest and recharge physically and mentally ....more

Garrett McNamara: Hound of the Sea Book Review

When I first learned to surf, I rubbed up against an emotion that I typically avoided — fear. Normally, I could avoid situations in which I would be afraid. Don’t rock climb ....more

Social Media and Body Image: 4 Ways to Cultivate a Positive Body Image

I’m really excited to have Sensi Graves here on the blog today. As a pro kiteboarder (aka badass athlete) and the designer behind Sensi Graves Bikinis...more

2016 Philly Half Marathon

2016 Philly Half Marathon recap: The good, the bad and the not so pretty that happened on the way to a personal best. I’m not really sure where to begin this race recap. I still feel a bundle of conflicting emotions so bear with me ....more

Best Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers

Have a fitness lover in your life? Check out these 11 gifts for fitness lovers that will keep them motivated all year long — perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or birthdays. Yes friends, it’s that time of year again – time to think about the holidays! ...more

Trusting the Process

I used to think I was tough and had a high pain threshold — like thriving hard workouts, getting cavities filled with no anesthesia and giving birth with no epidural tough. I used to pride myself on being resilient too. After losing a parent at a young age, I believed that any other challenge didn’t compare ....more

Chasing the Yellow Line

I’m doing something I’ve never really done before. I’m running and training for a specific time goal. All those other times? ...more

Rise.Run.Retreat. 2016: Why running friends make the best friends

As we sat around the living room, finishing the last tidbits of our breakfast (Stonyfield yogurt, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs and Blissful Eats granola), she slipped right into our midst. With her brightly colored cars and jacket, she fit right in with the ten of us with her wicked humor and down-to-earth nature. Except that her legs have carried her to an impressive running career ....more